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Friday, December 28, 2012

"Idle No More"



A
Nation
is not Conquered
until the
Hearts
of its
Women 
are on the 
Ground,
then it is done,
no matter how brave
its Warriors
nor how strong
the
 Weapons.


~Cheyenne Proverb


~Beannaichte'
28 December, 2012


~Since 11 December, 2012, Chief Theresa Spence of the Attawapistkat First Nation
has been on Hunger Strike.  On behalf of her people and all First Nations, Chief Spence
has requested a meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper to discuss Canadian 
treatment of First Nation's people.  Too date, this meeting has not been granted. 
In the name of Justice and Compassion this meeting needs to take place, and
open dialogue must begin, for the benefit of all. This issue not only affects those in Canada,
but its consequences are far-reaching.
 
To Chief Theresa Spence: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God continue to hold
you in the palm of His mighty hand.~May your Light continue to shine and be a continual Beacon of Hope to
all peoples of  First Nations. ~Beannaichte'!
     
  
     
 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

"Crisis"



I rise to the occasion
        and above the noise...


"I see in the near Future 
a Crisis approaching that unnerves me to tremble
for the Safety of my Country...
Corporations have been enthroned and an Era of Corruption
in High Places will follow,
and the many Powers of the Country will endeavor to prolong
its reign by working upon the Prejudices of the People
until all Wealth is aggregated
in  Few Hands
and the 
Republic
is 
destroyed."


United States President;
Abraham Lincoln
21 November, 1864


~Beannaichte'
13 December, 2012



~Very wise words, written many years, ago...and we still don't get it.
@beannaichte.twitter.com  



    

"Social Commentary"


The names
 don't fool me one bit.
They're not deluxe hotels,
or summer cottages along the ocean.
They're prisons for the elderly,
neglected, and unwanted.
They're kindergartens for broken olde children,
with psychologically programmed games
to keep the children entertained.
Don't try to fool me.
You can cast me aside if I'm in the way, 
but I'm much too old to sit and play. 
My mind is sharp,
my senses keen.
I am no child, I am a man!
Don't make me end 
it all
where it began.


~Randy Jaroch
U.S.A.


~Beannaichte'
2 November, 2012



~We send out our prayers and warm thoughts to everyone affected by"Hurricane Sandy".
Sometimes, we have very short memories, and tend to forget that though the initial storm 
has past, there remains a lot of damage and people who are in need of the basic necessities
 of everyday living. Oftentimes, this is the worst time, as people have went without electricity, heat, 
and for many, their homes, for days. You are to be commended for your patience and courage,
through these days, of tremendous trial.
May God bless you, and yours, and may your burdens become lighter, 
with each new day.
~Beannaichte'!

"Connection"



Strange
 is our situation
 here upon earth.
Each of us comes for a short visit,
  not knowing why, 
yet sometimes seeming to a Divine purpose.
From the standpoint of daily life,
however, there is one thing we do know:
That we are here for the sake of others...
for the countless unknown Souls with whose Fate
we are connected by a bond of sympathy.
Many times a day,
I realise
how much my outer and inner life
is built on the labour of people,
both living and dead, 
and how earnestly I must exert myself
in order to Give in return
as much as I 
have
Received.


~Albert Einstein


~Beannaichte'
4 November, 2012 


~We continue to send our thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by 'Hurricane Sandy.'
Please remember, whatever act of kindness you choose to give, at this time: It is not Charity-but Humanity!
 
~God Bless America! God Bless our World!
Beannaichte' 
      

Monday, December 10, 2012

"Where Do the Guilty Go"



When
 the Stars
 begin to Tumble,
and there's a Sadness in the Sky
And you lose Faith in a World you use to know
 When the Innocent have Departed, and the Hurt begins to grow
Tell me where, oh where, do the guilty go.
 

Did you 
ever see the Sunrise
come to Meet a brand new Day
but the Birds in the Trees didn't show
Have you stood out on a Riverbank, and watched the Waters cease to flow
 And wondered where, oh where, do the guilty go. 


Did you
ever feel so Sad inside,
 Gutted to the Bone
And all the Faith you had in Justice is gone
 Did you ever look into the Sky, as the Moon just lost its glow
And wondered where, oh where, do the guilty go...


Tell me ~ Tell me; Where, oh Where, do the Guilty Go. 



~Frankie Miller
Glasgow
 Scotland


~Beannaichte'
10 December, 2012 



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Monday, December 3, 2012

"The Mystery"



I
 am the Wind 
which
 breathes upon the Sea,
I am the Wave of the Ocean,
I am the Murmur of the Billows,
I am the Ox of the Seven Combats,
I am the Vulture upon the Rocks,
I am the Beam of the Sun,
I am the Fairest of Plants,
I am a Wild Boar in Valour,
I am a Salmon in the Water,
I am a Lake in the Plain,
I am a Word of Science,
I am the Point of the Lance of Battle,
I am the God who Created in the Head of the Fire.


Who is it that throws Light into the Meeting on the Mountain?
Who announces the Ages of the Moon?
Who Teaches the Place where couches the Sun?

(If not I)
 
~Amergin*
Translation by Douglas Hyde

~Beannaichte'
3 December, 2012


* Amergin was a Milesian prince or druid who settled in Ireland hundreds of years before Christ
and is from the Leabhar Gubhala or ' Book of Invasions'.  He is considered one of Ireland 's earliest poets, 
and 'The Mystery ' is attributed as the first Irish poem. 


 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

"A Bridge"



Standing 
close to the River's edge,
I study the traffic overhead,
passing back and forth with so much ease,
and wonder.
Could Time devise for me a Structure,
a Bridge so Strong and True,
as to guarantee my Finding
the Way from
where I am
to
You. 


~Randy Jaroch
U.S.A.

~Beannaichte'
28 November, 2012 


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Sunday, November 25, 2012

"First Peace"


The
 First Peace~
which is the most important
is that which Dwells within the Souls
of people
when they realize their 
Relationship~
their Oneness~ with the Universe
and all its Powers~
When they realize that at the Center of the Universe
dwells the Great Spirit~
and this Center is really everywhere~
it is Within
each
of
Us. 

<<<+>>>


~Black Elk
Oglala Sioux


~Beannaichte'
25 November, 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012

"Thanksgiving"


A
 Life that is not shared
 becomes tragically diminished.
To realize the immense value of a Life that is 
fully shared, is to recognise the 
True significance 
of the 
Journey.
 ~Perhaps, this is the only 
real and lasting definition of Success.

And I quote:
"There is a Light in this World,
a Healing Spirit more powerful 
than any darkness we may encounter.
We sometimes lose sight of this Force when there is suffering,
too much pain.
Then suddenly this Spirit will emerge,
through the lives of ordinary people, 
who hear a call 
and answer
in 
extraordinary ways."

For the many who have answered the call
in an extraordinary way~
I thank you. 

~May God bless each and everyone of you~
in an
extraordinary
way!


Happy Thanksgiving!

Alicia O'Hara

~Beannaichte'
22 November,  2012 

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

"Give Yourself to Love"


Kind Friends
 all gather round, there's something I would say:
If what brings us together here, has blessed us all today.
Love has made a Circle, that holds us all inside;
Where strangers are as Family, and loneliness can't hide.


You must give Yourself to Love, if Love is what you're after;
Open up your Hearts, to the Tears and Laughter.
~ Give Yourself to Love~give Yourself to Love. 


I' ve walked these Mountains in the Rain,
I've learned to Love the Wind.
I've been up before the Sunrise, to watch the Day begin.
I always knew I'd Find You, though I never did know how;
Like Sunshine on a cloudy day, You stand before me Now.


Love is Born of Fire, it's Planted like a Seed,
Love can't give you everything, but it Gives you what you Need.
 Love comes when You're Ready, Love comes when You're Afraid;
It'll be your greatest Teacher~the Best Friend you have made.


~ Give Yourself to Love~ give Yourself to Love...


~Kate Wolf
U.S.A.

~Beannaichte'
7 August, 2013




Monday, November 12, 2012

"My Sister's Journey"

~ From my sister, Sharon*...
<<<+>>>
Our Heavenly Father has a thousand 
Ways to provide for us of which we know
nothing. Those who accept the One Principle
of making the Service of God Supreme, will 
find perplexities vanish before 
their feet.
The Faithful discharge of today's duties 
is the Best preparation for tomorrow's trials.
Do not gather together all tomorrow's
liabilities and cares and add
them to the burden
of today.
(Matthew 6;34)
<><  ><> <><
Let us be Hopeful and Courageous,
Despondency in God's Service
is unreasonable.
He knows are every necessity.
To the Omnipotence of the King of kings
our Covenant-Keeping God unites
the Gentleness and Care
of the Tender Shepherd.
His Power is Absolute,
and it is a Pledge of the sure
 Fulfillment
of His Promises to All
who Trust Him.
He has means for the removal
of Every difficulty,
 that those who Serve Him
 and Respect  the means He employs
 may be
Sustained.
His Love is as far above all other Love
as the Heavens are above the earth.
He watches over His Children
with a Love
that is Measureless
and
Everlasting.
In the Darkest days,
when appearances seem most forbidding,
have Faith in  God.
He is working out His Will,
doing All things Well 
in Behalf of 
His people.
The Strength of those who 
Love and Serve Him
will be Renewed
Day by Day.
He is able and willing to bestow
upon His servants All the help
they Need. 
He will give them Wisdom
which their varied necessities demand.
Said the tried Apostle Paul:
`He said unto me,
My Grace is Sufficient for thee:
for My Strength is made Perfect
  in Weakness.'
(2 Corinthians 12:9)
<><  ><> <><

~Ellen White

~Beannaichte'
(4-20-12)

* My sister continues to demonstrate these words in her life, on a daily basis. She is in the final stages, of cancer.
Sharon, you are a Brave Soldier, a beloved Sister, Wife, Aunt, and a True Friend, for so very many- and a fierce advocate for the abused and suffering animals, that you so deeply respect and love. 
 May Our Lord continue to hold you in the Palm of His Mighty Hand!  Is Brea' Liom Tu', 
Your sister, Beannaichte'

~One final note, I have been blessed with a wealth of intelligent, talented, hard-working, and compassionate people, through Twitter. Please visit them @beannaichte .

Sunday, November 11, 2012

"You"



You

  cannot help the poor, by destroying
 the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak, by weakening the strong. 
You cannot bring about prosperity, by discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner up, by pulling the wage payer down.
You cannot further the Brotherhood of man, by inciting class hatred.
You cannot build character and courage, by taking away people's initiative and

Independence.
You cannot help people permanently,

by doing for them

 what they could and should,

do for

 themselves. 


~Abraham Lincoln



~Very wise words, written years ago,
 and we still don't get it...

~Beannaichte'
10 November, 2013


~We know that Freedom is not Free.
To all our Veterans, who served in the Armed Forces, both past and present:
Thank You!
Your Sacrifice will Not be forgotten...  
~HappyVeteran's Day!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

"Little Shadow"

The Treaty lays on the table...
Sorrow.
--<>--

What is Life?

It is the flash of a Firefly

in the Night.

It is the Breath of a Buffalo

in the Wintertime.

It is the Little Shadow which runs across the Grass

and loses itself

in the Sunset.

--<>-<>-<>--

~ Crowfoot
Blackfoot Warrior
and Orator
(1830-1890)

~Beannaichte'
8 November, 2012



Wednesday, November 7, 2012

"Dear God"



Dear God,

As I wake up this morning,
may Your Spirit come upon me.
May my mind receive Your emanations,
my Soul receive Your blessing,
and my Heart receive Your Love.
May all those I meet
or even think of on this day
feel better for it.
May I contribute Peace.
May I serve Your purposes
with all I say and do,
today and always.
Please show me how.

Amen


~Marianne Williamson
U.S.A.


~Beannaichte'
7 November, 2012 


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

"There Was a Time"

Once
upon a time
  there was a
time
of fairie tale reality. 
Of cuddly toys and noisy things
that came to life at will.
How uncomplicated
was the game of living then.
The earth's circumference
was the distance around a room.
Warm,
 outstretched arms were our resting stops.
How easy then
we were to please.
How small our wants,
how few our needs. 
So sheltered we were then,
 with human walls around us,
to ward off evil, pain, and sorrow.
But we outgrew our defenses

and chose to climb,
 
to leave behind the fairie tale security.
How foolish 
we
 became. 
 
   
~Randy Jaroch
U.S.A.

~Beannaichte'
31 October, 2012  
 

~Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by 'Superstorm Sandy.'
We pray for the first responders. Your efforts are without equal. Thank you!
~God Bless the U.S.A.!
~beannaichte'
@beannaichte on Twitter.