Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Elder's Meditation of the Day

Elder's Meditation of the Day :

"The base of all things is love and respect."

--Vickie Downey, TEWA/Tesuque Pueblo

The greatest weapon of any Spiritual Warrior is love. Love will change minds; love will forgive; love will let go; love will cause good luck; love will heal; love will cry; love will get rid of resentments; love will overcome fear. Love loves love. Any human who is loving will be guaranteed respect. Respect loves love. We need to love and respect ourselves.

Grandmother, Grandfather, today, lead me on the path of love

Spell of the Day:

A Gardener’s New Moon Spell

April 14

Color of the day: Yellow
Incense of the day: Lavender

A New Moon in spring is the time for amazing new beginnings. It is a time for drawing, attracting, and seeding. Diana, goddess of the waxing and New Moon, will work with you as you plant seeds for summer’s abundance—literally and symbolically. In the mundane world, soak your seeds tonight for planting tomorrow in tiny peat pots. These seeds will produce this summer’s harvest. In the magical realm, state your clear intention of what you want to seed, sprout, grow, blossom, and come to fruit in the season ahead. Focused, detailed, and filled with belief, state your intention as though it exists now. Whether you have a greenhouse where you can start real plants, or if you plant seeds in the spiritual realm, know that what you sew now will grow with the Moon, the months and the seasonal cycle:

As I sew my seeds tonight,
Diana guide my magic rite.

Planting goodness, planting peace,
Diana goddess be with me.
Tiny seeds will always grow,
I know the power of this I sew.
That it will grow to flower and feed,
Let goodness grow from what I seed.

by Dallas Jennifer Cobb

Buddhist Quote of the Day:

Shed passion & aversion, monks-- as a jasmine would, its withered flowers.

-Dhammapada, 25, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

Hindu Quote of the Day:

Knowledge is hidden by selfish desire--hidden by this unquenchable fire for self-satisfaction.

Bhagavad Gita 3:38-39

Uncle Thor:

Today’s runecast is

Odal – Elk – Hagal

Odal is a rune of possessions and ownership

Elk is a Rune of protection and defense

Hagal is a Rune of sudden change, a sudden blast.

One’s possessions are kept safe and are defended aggressively. Normally Hagal denotes an incoming event, but in this case it is an outgoing force. It is like pre-emptive strike or “the best defense is a good offense.”

Were the Thurs Rune in the last position, the blast would be focused. Hagal spreads itself wide and can cause “collateral damage.”


Tomorrow we will look at patterns in this weeks Runecasts. Something came up that caused us to set it back one day.

The Right Thing
There are times when the right thing is not the thing that feels nice. It can even be downright unpleasant. Were the right thing always a pleasant experience, everyone would do it. The fact is that it is not always pleasant. The reason a right choice can be a courageous choice is because the wrong choice would be a lot easier and a lot less painful.

Sometimes the right thing is pleasant, and sometimes it is not. When you are making that decision, you may feel very alone. Know that others have faced the same thing: the decision between what is right versus what is comfortable. Others have also hesitated before making that right choice. There are cases where the courage to choose comes quickly, and others where it must be “pumped up”. Bravery can be a gradual thing.

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