Wisdoms

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"We do not inherit the world from our ancestors. We borrow it from our children."

                                                                                                                                               Native American saying

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"All that we do now must be done in a Sacred manner and in celebration.

                                                       We are the ones we have been waiting for."                              Hopi Elders

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Humanity - one's only religion

Breath - one's only prayer

Consciousness - one's only God

                                                                                                                                        Yogiraj Gurunath Siddanath

Babaji 1984

Love and serve all humanity.
Assist everyone.
Be happy, be courteous.
Be a dynamo of irrepressible joy.
Recognise God and goodness in every face.
There is no saint without a past and no sinner without a future.
Praise everyone. If you cannot praise someone, let them out of your life.
Be original, be inventive.
Be courageous.
Take courage again and again.
Do not imitate; be strong, be upright.
Do not lean on the crutches of others.

Think with your own head. Be yourself.
All perfection and every divine virtue are hidden within you.
Reveal them to the world.
Wisdom, too, is already within you.
Let it shine forth.
Let the Lord's grace set you free.
Let your life be that of the rose;
in silence, it speaks the language of fragrance.

 

"Om Namah Shivaya"

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Work like you don't need money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
Sing like nobody's listening.
Live like it's Heaven on Earth.

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This poem encapsulates so much about the world of magic - its simplicity and purity of heart. Try it with your next cuppa!

 

A MAGIC CUP OF TEA

(The First Conversation with Sally my Teacher)

 

“What I’d really like to do” I said,” is to cast a magic spell.”

Without knowing much about the craft, I thought I’d do it well.

I was still very naïve but as keen as mustard, you see.

“If that is what you wish, she said, make a magic cup of tea.”

A magic cup of tea, I thought, that can’t be hard to do,

Although the concept sounded easy, I’d have to think it through. 

Perhaps what was being asked wasn’t simple after all,

Cups of tea I’d made before, but never magic as I recall

 

Spring water, for this spell I’ll use. That sounded very grand.

The mineral water in my fridge came from springs in Scotland.

I thought of all the wells and springs bubbling through the earth.

From underground lakes and rivers, where this water had it’s birth.

 

The mug I took down from the shelf with painted cats around

Was once a lump of china clay moulded from the ground.

The fragrant leaves from tea plants growing sturdy in the sun

Had found their way across the world to my teabag from Ceylon.

Like candles upon the hob I lit flames beneath the kettle.

Hot jets of fire blazed, flickering, dancing and heating metal.

The water boiled, I poured it on the teabag in my mug.

And now the milk, I paused a moment looking in the jug.

 

I thought of the gentle Friesian that had given creamy milk to me

Grazing all day in meadows sweet, so I could have milk in my tea.

Now what else could make this spell? Honey to make it sweet.

Golden honey from clover flowers would be such a treat.

Honeybees bouncing amongst the flowers, leg pouches all swollen

Had worked so hard to make this honey from the yellow pollen.

Now stir three times with Nanas’ spoon, the handle made of bone

Which brought to mind Triple Goddess, Maiden, Mother and Crone 

 

I took a long deep breath and blew the surface of my cup

Cool air was needed for this spell, so I could take a sup.

I thanked the elements I’d called upon to help me make this tea.

I thanked the Triple Goddess too, for being here with me.

 

 

I took my tea into the garden, the washing drying in outer space.

This really was the most magical brew I’d ever come to taste.

Contentedly I drank magic tea, in my garden with shining sun.

What a wise and wonderful teacher I had, my first spell casting done.

                                                            --------------------------                                            Heather - UK

Your eye has not strength enough
to gaze at the burning sun,
but you can see its burning light
by watching its reflection
mirrored in the water.

So the reflection of Absolute Being
can be viewed in the mirror of Not-Being,
for nonexistence, being opposite Reality,
instantly catches its reflection.Know the world from end to end is a mirror;
in each atom a hundred suns are concealed.
If you pierce the heart of a single drop of water,
from it will flow a hundred clear oceans.


If you look intently at each speck of dust,
in it you will see a thousand beings.
A gnat in its limbs is like an elephant;
in name a drop of water resembles the Nile.
In the heart of a barleycorn is stored a hundred harvests.
Within a millet-seed a world exists.
In an insects wing is an ocean of life.
A heaven is concealed in the pupil of an eye.
The core at the center of the heart is small,
yet the Lord of both worlds will enter there.

Mahmud Shabistari

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"If you want special illumination, look upon a human face.

See deeply within laughter

 the essence of ultimate truth...."

Mevlana Jallaludin Rumi

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The Magical Mother

A Hedgewitch's Perspective

 

Extracted from a talk given by Sally M at the Goddess Conference in August 2002

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"If the Earth could speak – I wonder what she would say to the human race?

Perhaps her first thoughts would be for the children of the world, who suffer so much in the name of religion, power and greed. But what point to think of the children if there is no Earth for them to live upon. So perhaps her thoughts would be with the trees, the land and the rivers and to their preservation.

But what point to think of the trees, the land and the rivers without the creatures that pollinate, distribute and seed the land and waters with new life?

So perhaps she would focus upon the creatures.

But what point to think of the creatures when one entire species is becoming extinct every hour of every day! Will they – too - not soon all be gone?

 The Earth has all of these issues to contend with. Humanity is consuming so many of her resources that it is placing impossible pressures upon the eco-system. Our lifestyles are so self-centred, we all too often forget or ignore the levels of suffering going on at this very moment. The following information was emailed to me recently and it is worth sharing with you now

“If you woke up this morning with more health than illness...you are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week.
If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation...you are ahead of 500 million people in the world. If you can attend a religious meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death...you are more blessed than three billion people across the globe. If you have food in the fridge, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75% of this world. And if you can read this, you are more blessed than over two billion people who cannot read at all. “(end of email)

The Earth is calling for us to listen for the need, to see and feel the need and to act upon it!

If the Earth could speak, perhaps she would say:- “Search amongst the rocks at the edges of my being, to seek beyond the dual of dark and light, and so find the alchemy of love’s eternal quest blended from silver moon and golden sun into a universal song that sings this Earth. And from this sound – another world is born, one of beauty, colour and warmth. Keepers of this Blessed Garden - love this Earth that is your home. Do not forsake me - my children - remember why you are here.”

Are we forsaking our mother the Earth? Do we live in a world we can be proud of?.

Or do you, like me, feel that we could love and care far more? Please let your life make a difference - remember why you are here. "

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An Ancient Celtic Blessing   (Anon.)

The blessing of the rain be on you, the soft sweet rain.

May it fall upon your spirit so that all the flowers may spring up and shed their sweetness on the air.

The blessing of the rains be upon you. May they beat upon your spirit

and wash it fair and clean, and leave there many a shining pool, where the blue of heaven shines.......

.........and sometimes a star.

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Know this - You are never alone!

 

I am in the process of producing PAPERLESS BOOKS, to help preseve trees and habitats. These little books can be stored and read online anytime you wish. To view the first in this series Sally Morningstar's Little Book of Wisdoms, please left click on the box next to 'slide 01/38'  Doing this will increase font size and readability. Once you have done that you open a new page entitled 'view presentation in a new window. That will bring the book to full screen size.