Thank you my dear friends for your ongoing support for my husband Marvin. His surgery on Feb. 20th was successful and he is now recovering. I am so thankful for all your positive healing energy, and prayers. Words cannot adequately express just how deeply grateful i am for each and every friend on Care2 , my extended family who truly mean so much to me. So with all my heart, i thank you .
Just a quick note to let my friends know that my husband has to have another surgery scheduled for February 20th, 2013. Please keep Marvin in your thoughts,healing wishes & prayers at this time. Thank you with all my heart, much love rosemary
Thank you for your healing wishes & prayers for my husband. He was discharged from the hospital last Friday but will be on medications for the rest of his life.
This heart attack almost took his life. I am so thankful it did not, for he is the wind beneath my wings!
I wanted to offer personalized wishes for a Happy New Year to each & every dear friend; unfortunately I am so exhausted this won't be possible.
So from my heart to yours, I offer you my love & Light for a Healthy Happy New Year in 2013 ~ May All Your Hopes & Dreams Be Fulfilled
Thank You so much for all your caring & sharing. I guess you know just how much that means to me! If you have also been in need of support, healing wishes or prayers please let me know so I can hold you in my heart too.
In Peace with love always, your cyber sis & friend rosemary
Thank you so much for your prayers for my husband Marvin following his heart attack.
Keeping the Faith, praying that our Holy Father would be Gracious and not allow my husband to suffer, and to save his life allowing us to continue to be together has been my focus now more than ever these past few weeks.
Marvin is on medication round the clock to stabilize his heart and seems to be better/stronger more and more each day.
The doctors who performed surgery said Marvin's smaller arteries 'miraculously created their own bypass' which basically saved his life, from their perspective.
I am so thankful, I can't even say without breaking into tears!
God is Merciful. Praise Jesus for giving both of us strength in body, mind and spirit.
And my dear friends, my heartfelt and complete gratitude to each and every precious one for holding us closely in your thoughts & prayers.
I wish I was there to talk with you in person and share with you the sorrow that I feel with the passing of Russell Means, my brother, my friend, and inspiration on many levels. Russell Means will always be an icon whenever the American Indian Movement is spoken of and whenever people talk about the changes that took place, the changes that are taking place now for Indian people.
One thing about Russell I always remembered, and I think someone else once said it, you may have loved him, or you may have disliked him, but you couldn’t ignore him. I’ll always remember when an elder said one time, I was at a ceremony and I asked what this half shaped moon circle on the ground meant, and he said it was a symbol of the circle of life, the never ending of the circle of life, and I said there is only half a circle, and he said the other half was unseen, it is the spirit world. For Indian people it never ends, we don’t have a linear existence, so I know I will see Russell again, and I take comfort in that thought. For men like Russell Means don’t come along in a lifetime very often. He was truly an inspiration for all of us younger guys at the time. He had good words to say, he was eloquent when he spoke them, and he spoke English as clearly and precisely and as articulate as any one I have ever heard speak. And he knew what he was talking about. And I know all of you out there, as well as myself, will always remember our friend, our brother and fellow activist, and how he stood with us to recapture the freedoms we’ve lost, and protect the ones that we still have, and bring about a better future for our people, and all people of this Mother Earth, who’s nature is in peril.
I really don’t know what else to say about our brother Russell, other than to Russell himself, “We’ll see you again my brother Russell, in some other time and in some other place, we will always be your friend, and we will always look forward to seeing your face. Mitakuye Oyasin ”
I know I say this same line all the time but in reality you all are my relatives and I appreciate you. I cannot say that enough. Some of our people, as well as ourselves have decided to call today IndigenousDay instead of Columbus Day and it makes me really think about how many People who still celebrate Columbus, a cruel, mass murderer who on his last trip to the Americas, as I have read, was arrested by his own people for being too cruel. When you consider those kinds of cruelty against our People and his status, it makes you wonder to what level he had taken his cruelty. In all of this historical knowledge that is available people still want to celebrate and hold in high esteemthis murderer.
If we were to celebrate Hitler Day, or Mussolini Day, or some other murderer and initiator of violence and genocide, there would be widespread condemnation. It would be like celebrating Bush Day in Iraq. It's kind of sad to say that even mentioning Columbus in my comments gives him more recognition that he should have. So I agree wholeheartedly with all of you out there that have chosen to call this Indigenous Day. If I weren't Native American or as some of have come to say - Indigenous, I would still love our ways and cling to our ways and cherish our ways. I see our ways as the way to the future, for the world. Where as I and others have said over and over, and our People before us, this earth is our Mother. This earth is life. And anything you take from the earth creates a debt that is to be paid back at some time in the future by someone.
In speaking of our ways I can't help but think of times that our sweat lodge that I feel that we could be anywhere, that we are with the Indigenous People, in that time, those moments in our prayers and in our hearts there is no distance between us. I am no longer in a prisonin Florida. I can be on the prairie in South Dakota or in a lodge inBritish Columbia or in a lodge in South America. Or even with some of my children in a family lodge. We all need to be thankful for what we have but we cannot afford to forget what has been taken from us. There is no amount of freedom that I could personally receive that would be restitution enough for what they have taken from me. But if insome way my incarceration and sacrifices for our People who came before me and throughout our Indigenous history serves as a pathway to abrighter future, a healthier earth, and for life of all mankind; if it would bring us together to be of one mind in protecting the futureof our People, our children, and all the future generations upon theearth, then it will have been well worth it.
Indigenous Day should become a way of life that embraces all that promotes life and not just a few days out of the year. If you're standing or sitting or whatever with whoever lives around you, give your loved ones a hug for me. Guard your freedom zealously. Rescue Mother Earth where you can. Sweat often and know that this common man, Leonard Peltier, will always be with you in the struggle, one way or another.
May the Great Spirit bless you with the things you need and enough toshare.
In the Spirit of Crazy Horse, Osceola, Geronimo, Chief Seattle and all those many others who stood for what was right and tried to right what was wrong.
as you may,or may not know, our beloved cat Kismet~Kizzy was ill and died on Dec. 10th , 2011.
the story: my husband and i wanted to adopt a cat from a shelter after relocating to the east coast... we brought our cat of 12 years with us but he got sick and so we peacefully and lovingly let him cross over the Rainbow Bridge ... well my husband wanted another cat ... i was too upset ... but we went to the shelter and as we walked by each cage i just cringed... all too sad for me... i wanted them all right there and then ... my husband stopped at this one cage... and looked quietly at this little fur ball huddled at the back ... hiding ... he asked if they would open the cage door and as soon as that happened...well this 'youngster' of about 7 or 8 months approached him and stood up on his hind legs and put his paws around my husband's neck ... we all 'melted' right there and then ... and our new little love so afraid of everyone and everything we later found out ... let us know he had in fact 'chosen' us to be his lifelong family. i named him Kismet because it was Destiny ... but his nickname is kizzy !
costs to take care of him exceeded $300. which we paid in full.
recently i rescued a cat ( 1 of 4 ) that i have been taking care of in the park since last May. she was sick and not eating, and a snow storm had just come through, so i made the decision to bring her into our home and adopt her.
her name is Plummie and she needs to be spayed and have some tests done to determine the status of her health.
Plumka now called Plummie was one of the abandoned cats in the park that I offered to feed as of May 2011. Feb. 2012 after a snow storm I noticed she would not eat and did not look well so I brought her into our home ( 1 bedroom apt. ) to adopt her. This Friday we will be taking her to the Veterinarian to have her spayed, blood work done and a full check up b/c she was sick. ( worried about her respiratory system ). So far she is a quiet sweet loving cat or 'kitteh' as Trish refers to cats! She loves to explore and cuddle and I pray we have done the right thing by adopting her and bringing her inside. No more tree climbing but we will substitute with fun elements when we can afford them. Maria Elena Gozales said it best in a recent message: " I am so sorry for your loss...there's nothing sadder than losing a dear friend. It touches my heart that when a door closes (Kizmet-Kizzie), another one opens (for Plummie)."
my husband is the sole provider in our household since my accident in 2006, the year i joined Care2.
you may, or may not know that i have never asked for any financial help since i joined 5 years ago.
but in this situation i just need some help to care for this precious cat who i'm told has been abandoned for the past 3-4 years in the park. Sadly that is what people do in our area, just 'toss' their unwanted pets out on the street!
i have set up a paypal account if you feel you would like to help me take care of Plummie's vet services.
July 12, 2010 Watching CNN's Anderson Cooper talking with Eric Klein Founder of CAN-DO.ORG .
Here is a man who put into action what others are talking about. For example, just 3 miles away from an orphanage in Port-Au Prince Haiti there are shelves and stacks of food donated for the Haiti relief fund that has been sitting there for months! 50 malnutritioned orphans await a single bowl of beans for the entire day and likewise, millions more are suffering from hunger/starvation! So what does a guy like Eric Klein do when asked on the phone if he can help?! He gets a truck, goes to the warehouse and loads it up with sacks of beans, rice and other food supplies, and drives down the road 3 miles to deliver it to the Orphanage! When I heard the children cheering, and watched as their little hands tried to help by grasping boxes to place in their storage room, I lost it and cried!
so here is CAN-DO.ORG's Mission Statement: Please "pass this on" ! Thank You. P.S. Check out how you can help: http://www.virtualvolunteer.tv/ CAN-DO.ORG
MISSION STATEMENT: Compassion into Action Network – Direct Outcome Organization (CAN-DO) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing lasting solutions to some of the world’s most critical problems, from natural disasters to environmental degradation, humanitarian crises to educational inequity.
CAN-DO is committed to getting aid to the people who need it in a timely and transparent manner that maximizes the impact of the aid and services provided while allowing its supporting donors to see the impact that their aid is having. We go anywhere in the world and do whatever it takes to get the job done.
CAN-DO arose out of founder and CEO Eric Klein's frustration at the problems that seem to be considered “normal” in disaster situations. Time after time, emergency food, water, and medical supplies seemed to sit on docks or airport tarmacs while little or nothing reached survivors in the critical days immediately following a major disaster. Surely there was some way to get aid to survivors more quickly and efficiently? And time after time, it seemed that charitable organizations raised far more in donations from the public in response to a natural disaster than ever made it to the people who were suffering on the ground in the stricken communities. Where was the money going?
CAN-DO developed a two-pronged approach to address these chronic problems: * CAN-DO's network of volunteers collaborates with local individuals and organizations to develop innovative methods to speed aid to the communities where it is needed, cutting through red tape and other obstacles to effective disaster relief. * Aid projects are thoroughly documented by CAN-DO volunteers, who post videos and written updates from the field on the organization's web site (www.can-do.org) and frequently livestream relief efforts (via www.virtualvolunteer.tv) to ensure transparency and accountability to donors and financial supporters as well as to the communities CAN-DO serves.
CAN-DO's unique approach to disaster relief has garnered it considerable attention in the media. CEO Eric Klein appeared on Oprah Winfrey's prime time television series The Big Give and has been interviewed numerous time on televised news shows and for newspaper and blog articles and podcasts. In addition, CAN-DO has received recognition from local governments for its innovative efforts in Sri Lanka following the 2004 tsunami and its work along the Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Individuals and organizations that have offered special recognition for CAN-DO's efforts include former President Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey's Angel Network, and Airline Ambassadors, an international philanthropic organization. Presently,
CAN-DO is heavily involved in ongoing relief efforts in Haiti, helping victims of the earthquake as they struggle to rebuild their homes, businesses, and communities. It has also been working with residents of the Crow Creek Indian Reservation as they struggle to preserve their culture and revitalize their community. Other recent projects include CAN-DO's Gulf Coast efforts, Iowa flood relief in 2008, and education development programs in Sudan and Rwanda. Though primarily funded by the generous contributions of individual donors, CAN-DO receives financial support and other assistance from numerous businesses and organizations, including The North Face, the Interface Foundation, and Madison Resource Funding.
CAN-DO also received a grant from Oprah Winfrey's Angel Foundation in 2008 to help fund its operations. From the Founder: "The CAN-DO Organization was created as a direct result of my disillusionment with charitable organizations and their failure to provide documentation detailing how all the generous contributions made to them have actually been spent. When we see the carefully scripted scenario on TV news and infomercials of a starving child with a bloated belly; we can not help but be stirred to sympathy and compelled to donate what we can to the number flashing on our screens. But how do we know whether or not our contributions are reaching that child – or any person in need for that matter? I have come to believe there is too much money changing hands among these charities, and that the full sum donated as our initial act of compassion, is not the same amount being used to provide aid to the needy. I have discovered that these “NGO’s” are part of a highly unregulated business sector, and in my opinion, we need to start making non&ndashrofit organizations accountable for their actions, or more importantly, lack of them. I want to emphasize that there are a number of highly reputable charities whose efforts DO provide real aid and relief and it is not my intention to discredit any one particular charity or to discourage charitable donations. That being said, I strongly feel that there must be a burden of proof placed on these charitable organizations to show the positive results that they are making and provide evidence of expenditures that achieved those efforts. While in Sri Lanka after the 2004 tsunami, my goals were to assist and document the progress being made by CAN-DO and other relief efforts, as well as, assess and report on the overall situation in Sri Lanka since the deadly tsunami hit. I was also on a mission to find the answer to one key question, what I felt the media had failed to report - Where did all of the aid money go? I am sorry to say that much of what I experienced in Sri Lanka led to more questions instead of clear answers. I am very much aware of the bureaucracy and red tape, that has for some reason, become an acceptable excuse these days, but even bearing in mind such obstacles (and perhaps potential siphoning), there still remained no answer as to why so little actual aid, or accountability for this lack, was being seen by charitable organizations. This issue led me to create CAN-DO.org (Compassion into Action Network – Direct Outcome Organization). My goal in creating this organization is quite simple – Let people offering donations to the needy get to actually see how their money is being spent. Give donors the opportunity and as a result, the satisfaction of seeing how their charitable gifts made an actual, physical difference.
CAN-DO is not only a “direct outcome organization”, but will also be offering a Virtual Volunteering Program. This program will allow an individual or business to choose a charity or relief project that is important to them, donate, and track the relief work as it progresses all the way to the final result of their donations. CAN-DO is very aware of our social, legal and financial responsibilities and we assure visitors to our web site that it is a safe and secure site to view. The CAN-DO Organization is not motivated by money, political or religious agendas, we are a charitable organization whose approach is simply to provide DIRECT, SUSTAINABLE RESULTS. We appreciate your interest and support!"
My heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for your friendship this past year... because of your encouragement, courage & inspiration i too have continued on, standing in solidarity with you, being a voice for the voiceless... wanting & trying to right the wrongs... to fight the good fight and battle through seeming hopelessness at times... and because of your strength and all that you have shared with me i was able to find my inner strength and not give up ... so my heart is truly filled with gratitude for this and so much more ... please know how much your friendship means to me... please know that as long as i am able, i am here for you too ... together we can and do make all the difference in our world... renewing... healing... let us continue together walking side by side, supporting one another in every cause with humble yet strong hearts ... in wisdom and in beauty... side by side ... fearless warriors ... together defending... uplifting... changing... renewing ... healing in this New Year 2010...
my love & Light always... your friend & cyber sis rosemary.ts.
Almost a year ago, some of you very kindly responded to our appeal for funds to buy M99, the tranquilizer required in snare removals. We were able to purchase 12 vials of the drug and thanks to those who assisted with funds, many animals have been saved from an agonizing, lingering death.
The "Father of Mana", Oliver is still thriving after his wounded leg was treated with the help of M99. We received these photos of him from Neville and Yvonne Edwards who saw him in July this year.
We would like to thank the Kariba residents for their efforts in preserving the wildlife, in particular, Colin Horsley, Steve Kok, Geoff Blythe and the Clements family.
In June this year, Colin Horsley used his own aircraft to fly to Mana Pools to collect Norman Monks to do a snare removal on a zebra in Kariba. The cost of this exercise was over USD1 000, which included fuel for the plane, landing, enroute and departure fees. He flew Norman back to Mana Pools after the snare removal was done and we would like to thank Colin most sincerely for this wonderful gesture. Thanks also to Norman Monks who had done several snare removals in the Kariba area and to Geoff Blythe who tracks down the snared animals and organizes for the snares to be removed.
The poaching and snaring situation in Kariba is becoming critical. There are currently an elephant, 2 buffalo, and 4 zebras walking around with snares embedded in their flesh and Geoff Blythe has reported that National Parks have recently retrieved over 100 wire snares from the bush in the Charara area and about the same number from the Mopani Bay area.
The Clements family in Kariba have been playing an important role in the preservation of the wildlife in Kariba. Brice Clements does patrols in his microlite to find the locations of the biggest concentrations of animals and then reports back to National Parks who go in on foot and scour the areas for snares.
Steve Kok of Charara is also doing an amazing job of trying to combat the poaching problem. He transports National Parks scouts to various areas to look for snares and supplies them with rations, fuel and outboard oil. The ZCTF donated $200 to him last month to try and help him with funds and we are hoping to be able to assist him on a monthly basis.
Our stocks of M99 are now running very low. We have ordered another 10 vials and we are trying to raise USD3 275 to pay for it. If anyone is in a position to assist us with funds, we would be extemely grateful. We have a proforma invoice and if anyone would like to see it, please contact us. Our contact details are below.
It is common knowledge that the rhino poaching situation is critical. At the turn of the century, there were over 50 black rhinos in Midlands Conservancy and we were shocked to hear, about 2 or 3 years ago that there were only 21 left. The latest report is even more disturbing. It is alleged that there are now only 5 rhinos left there.
We have received these photos of 2 rhinos killed this year. In one photo, you can see the AK47 bullet shells that were found in the vicinity of the carcass. It is believed that organized poaching syndicates, involving certain members of the government, police and defence forces are responsible for the deaths of the rhino.
Friends please join this worldwide march for peace and support the september 11 families for peaceful tomorrows
Starting in New Zealand, the march will cover 6 continents. Endorsed by hundreds of organizations, the World March is "a call to all people to unite efforts and take responsibility for changing the world, to overcome their personal violence, and to work in their immediate environments, and as far as their influence may reach." Plan or participate in events in your area. Please, let us know what you are doing so we can share the good news with other members and the wider world. Walking a way on the path to peace will bring courage and hope to all of us. Whatever you do, please, spread the word! Details at: www.theworldmarch.org
B arack Obama plainly aspires to join the select ranks of United States presidents who led the nation through national crises with relative wisdom and resolve. Obama and his supporters often invoke Lincoln, Kennedy, and FDR as historical exemplars. But in one important respect, Obama need reach no higher than to emulate the precedent set by Republican president Warren Harding.
Rightly reviled as one of the worst presidents in American history for the corruption and mendacity of his cabinet (known, for good reason, as the Ohio Gang), Harding should nevertheless be acknowledged for freeing 24 political prisoners (excluding, of course, most IWW activists) in his first year of taking office in 1921. Among the beneficiaries of Harding's conciliatory gesture was Eugene V. Debs, the socialist party candidate for president who polled nearly one million votes in the 1920 election from behind federal prison walls. Perhaps due to his unique status, Debs was granted special dispensation to leave prison unsupervised to meet with attorney general Harry Daugherty.
Debs, to his credit, spurned the attorney general's request that he renounce his revolutionary views in return for a full pardon Yet Harding commuted Debs' sentence and released him and other political prisoners less than one year into his term and two and one-half years into Debs' 10-year sentence, which he landed for speaking out against then-President Woodrow Wilson and the military draft at a socialist party convention shortly before the conclusion of what was then known as the Great War.
At first glance, Harding's call for a return to “normalcy” and Obama's ringing but amorphous promise of change would seem to have little in common. Yet both campaign slogans signified a sharp break from the immediate past, in the case of the former from the imperious and imperial presidency of Wilson and in the latter from the reckless and lawless regime of George Bush II. Like Harding before him, Obama has sought to reach out to his ideological opponents in the spirit of reconciliation and to bring the office of the presidency back down to earth. Harding went so far as to meet personally with Debs after liberating him from captivity to the cheers of his guards and fellow inmates alike.
Instead of extending his hand to the unresponsive GOP, however, Obama should be reaching out to Leonard Peltier and apologizing for two centuries of violence, oppression, and empty promises to the indigenous peoples of the United States. If ever there was a sphere in which change, and one might even say a return to normality (in terms of normalized relations with Americans), is needed, it is in Indian Country. Reservation Natives live in something of a parallel legal universe in which they are the only racial group victimized in a majority of criminal assaults by members of other races, yet tribal police are granted no criminal jurisdiction over non-Natives.
When it comes to civil rights, tribal governments, which again with limited exceptions have jurisdiction only over Indians, are virtually beyond the reach of not only the United States constitution but even their own tribal constitutions. With rare exceptions, tribal courts are subordinate arms of tribal councils, unable or unwilling to uphold any semblance of civil rights and liberties. As if by cruel joke, that great guardian of civil liberties, the FBI, is responsible for upholding the civil rights of tribal members.
Likewise, individual voting rights on reservations have no protection under federal law, nor are there any reporting requirements on campaign contributions in tribal elections. This allows not only for electoral fraud and dictatorial governance, but also opens to door to external influence through unreported contributions to pliable candidates. Thus, while the U.S. has no qualms about critically evaluating elections throughout the world, even imposing sanctions on Haiti for failing to conduct runoff elections in two legislative races, it routinely turns a blind eye to vote fraud on reservations. Yet despite this elevated deference to tribal sovereignty, one of the unchallenged premises of federal Indian law is that Congress (in which indigenous nations have no formal or informal representation) has the unilateral authority to limit or obliterate tribal sovereignty without the consent of affected peoples. This happened most recently in the wake of World War II under Truman and Eisenhower, when the federal government embarked on the termination program, which sought to achieve the original American dream of extinguishing tribes as such and negating indigenous identity.
It is little wonder that Leonard Peltier's generation, which grew up in the shadow of termination in boarding schools, white foster homes, racist schools, and penal institutions, rose up in the turmoil of the Vietnam War and civil rights era to demand sovereignty and recognition under international law. The American Indian Movement, led by urban Natives seeking to return to their traditional roots, came to the aid of tribal members against state and federal discrimination, but soon found to its chagrin that tribal government was more often than not part of the problem.
On Pine Ridge reservation in the 1970s, tribal chairman Dick Wilson was Richard Nixon's right hand man. Wilson denounced AIM after its takeover of the Bureau of Indian Affairs office in Washington DC at the culmination of the Trail of Tears march in November of 1972. He banned AIM members, including reservation enrollees, from meetings on the reservation and created with federal funds a private security force known to all as the goon squad. Led by officers of the official BIA reservation police, the goons terrorized Wilson's opponents, shooting up and burning down houses, beating, raping, and killing untold numbers of Oglala people with benefit of FBI ammunition, training, and protection. At the same time, the FBI was engaged in an intensive COINTELPRO operation against AIM tin an effort to create and exploit differences within the loosely-organized movement through various tactics, including infiltration and snitch-jacketing of activists.
Contrary to its media image, AIM did not respond with violence or retaliation. Its credo was armed self-defense of individuals and of tribal sovereignty, and it was never accused of shooting up houses or targeting goons or BIA police. Even the best-known FBI informant and provocateur, Douglass Durham, admitted publicly that AIM was non-violent and community oriented, though he later found profit by regurgitating the commie-terrorist hype on the John Birch Society lecture circuit. In the best tradition of guerilla resistance, AIM activists on Pine Ridge attempted to provide the space for people to develop community organizations that reflected their own traditions and served their needs. By no stretch of the imagination did a camp of a few dozen activists intend to engage in a shootout with the FBI on June 26, 1975, much less precipitate what was initially claimed as an ambush by the FBI. Unlike his codefendants, Bob Robideau and Dino Butler, Peltier was never allowed to present a self-defense argument, and the government withheld exculpatory evidence that only surfaced due to FOIA litigation that continues to this day. The 8th Circuit recently held that the F BI is allowed to suppress more than 10,000 pages of documents relating to Peltier's case, which has never been retried despite ample evidence of investigative, prosecutorial, and judicial bias and misconduct.
Executive clemency for Leonard Peltier is but a small first step that the Obama administration might take toward repairing relations with indigenous peoples, but it is an essential one. Many anticipated some action on the Peltier case in his vaunted first 100 days, but Obama is evidently no modern-day FDR. He can, however, still aspire to the more modest historical stature of Warren G. Harding.
Jeff Armstrong is a longtime writer on Native affairs, a graduate student in history, and a volunteer with the Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee. He can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much for all your wonderful birthday wishes... i loved all the pictures and heartfelt comments... needless to say when i saw them all tonight i was surprised, delighted and moved to tears...
this day is bittersweet for me because my twin sister Rowena is no longer with me to share in 'our' special day together, diabetes took her life a few years ago. She always used to joke with me and say: " i'm the oldest by 8 minutes so you have to listen to me " . Funny thing is sometimes i actually did ... boy she sure could get me into trouble in our younger days...
we fought like sisters will do but most importantly we really loved each other and shared with each other, you know, all those things that over the years fills the pages of your heart with unforgettable memories, so much so that i can hear her voice cheering me on... still. i miss her so ... honestly, sometimes it's so hard! but maybe you know about that too... so all i can say is my heart is here for you ...
i guess on this birthday, the beginning of my 61st year on my journey, as a woman, a mother and grandmother, a soul-seeker of sorts though thanks to Maharaji i have been shown my true being and purpose for being given this magnificent life... this breath unique to me, to each one of us, that is in and of itself Divine, pure in essence, that flows like the tide ... beyond anything that i could ever make happen ... which will someday subside and leave this body ...
but until then i will continue to be inspired ... to inspire ... to share all that i have been shown and given ... to be that light that might shine, that might light anothers' lamp taking away the darkness...participating in illuminating the soul, rejoicing in that moment 'in between' when , for no apparent reason, the laughter flows freely ... and the Spirit within soars ...
thanks for listening... thanks for Being... thanks for sharing and caring... may you always be inspired, loved & appreciated ...
for these are the gifts you have given to me ...
with love & affection your soul sister and friend rosemary
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