Poetic PEACE Pilgrimage – Year 4 – Day 100 – 3/26/2017

Named Moving March 26 Astonishing Light of Being 3-26-17 Pacific Adventure with Geri and Mark, Part Deux 005

I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.

~Hafiz of Shiraz~

 

blessed be… the 100th day of the fourth year of the poetic peace pilgrimage falls on the 11th annual whalewatching pilgrimage and the day of the weekly segment of an image showing you the astonishing light of your being…

this picture that’s worth a thousand words looks like the wild sea of the pacific northwest today although it was taken moons ago on another extraordinary pilgrimage and the pilgrim in the picture, like you, is a being filled with such astonishing light… let her words carry you into the light of your being… thousandfold thanks, geri…

MOON BATH ~ In honor of World Water Day 2017

Standing in the river at Rosebud Camp
Full moon sending beams of light connecting me to the ALL that is.
Sending up my sacred water prayers as I receive the water from my moon bath and allow it to wash over me,
wash over me,
wash over me.
Sending up my sacred water prayers as I let the water from the moon bath wash over me.
Please Great Mother hear my prayer,
my deep gratitude for the blessed element of Water that flows across these lands to quench my thirst,
hydrate our crops, sustain all living beings on this planet Earth. I Thank You.
Please, Revered Water, forgive me for my trespasses and hear my vow get louder with every ceremony devoted to you, that I will carry the message to serve and protect you in any way I can. I’m Sorry.
As I anoint my lips with you, I declare my love to you Sacred Water, and make myself accountable to you in my words, deeds and actions to demonstrate my love and devotion to you by this Moon Bath ritual. Water, I love you.
As I anoint my forehead with you, I pray for you to show me compassion for my ignorance or misuse of your resource in the past and I vow to continue to educate myself in ways to conserve and protect you from this day forward. I will live my life with ultimate love and compassion for you, my Beloved Water. Please Forgive Me.
~
©Geri Fox

Poetic PEACE Pilgrimage – Year 4 – Day 99 – 3/25/2017

Named Moving March 25 Blessing Ocean of Lovingkindness NA healing-hand-symboltoday is one of my favorite days… not only is it the 99th day of this year’s pilgrimage, but also it is our eleventh whale watching pilgrimage along the pacific coast, a day of meandering with the ocean along the rocky coast, a day of looking deeply within the sea that seems to stretch forever and ever, a day of listening to the rhythm of the waves and the voice of grandmother echoing from the deep below…

“I send love and blessings to all from the spirit world. I am so honored to feel your love and your concern. 

Do not forget to do everything you can to heal the oceans and water of this beautiful planet. Send your healing, loving thoughts to the water daily and get others to do the same. You must hold a vision of the water sparkling clean and full of vibrant life, for as you create this vision it will be done. It will however, take millions of people holding this vision to make the shift.

Do not be dragged down by the current chaos in the world. Humans are gifted and powerful creators. You only need to shift your focus ever so slightly to come into alignment and do good for each other and all creatures on planet earth. It is time to forgive and let go of violence. Make your priority loving the earth, loving and supporting each other, loving and protecting all creatures, and doing everything you can to make life a paradise for all.”  

~ Granny ~

may we open our one heart and re-member that we are an ocean of lovinhkindness…

Poetic PEACE Pilgrimage – Year 4 – Day 98 – 3/24/2017

Named Moving March 24 Eagle Cloud Beauty

like the celestial sea eagle, i’m about to fly away home to the oceanic waters of the pacific northwest for our eleventh annual whalewatching pilgrimage of peace… like the eagle, we will have no internet connection, it will be a beautyway of innernet, of flying so close to great spirit, of being enveloped in the uplift of the sheltering wings of love, like this….

Eagle Poem

To pray you open your whole self
To sky, to earth, to sun, to moon
To one whole voice that is you.
And know there is more
That you can’t see, can’t hear
Can’t know except in moments
Steadily growing, and in languages
That aren’t always sound but other
Circles of motion.
Like eagle that Sunday morning
Over Salt River.  Circles in blue sky
In wind, swept our hearts clean
With sacred wings.
We see you, see ourselves and know
That we must take the utmost care
And kindness in all things.
Breathe in, knowing we are made of
All this, and breathe, knowing
We are truly blessed because we
Were born, and die soon, within a
True circle of motion,
Like eagle rounding out the morning
Inside us.
We pray that it will be done
In beauty.
In beauty.

~ Joy Harjo ~

Poetic PEACE Pilgrimage – Year 4 – Day 97 – 3/23/2017

Named Moving March 23 Astonishing Light of Being 12-18-16 Birthday Letter

today, i must take a day of sabbath, a day of savoring the quintessence, the essence of  essence… love, sweet love… as i float in the spaciousness of the stillpoint, i re-member a poem that it is said that Charlie Chaplin read on his seventieth birthday which re-minds me of the uplifting letter the beautiful Irina, pictured here, wrote on her birthday…

“Happy birthday my darling one. The world is a more beautiful place because you are here. I celebrate you. I welcome you into this day lovingly. May you be always feel welcome here. I am honoring you today with all of my heart. I accept you with everything you are and feel, with all that you do. I honor your journey so far and today I pause to see all that you have become. I am in awe of you and I deeply bow to your being, your heart, your soul. Thank you!”

“Tears blessed this letter and I took a photo of this single teardrop filled with the transmission of Grace. I want to share it as my gift to you on my birthday. Thank you all for this amazing journey we are on together, for each of your individual journeys, your work, that birth the possibility of a new world where Grace roams free.”

 

and now to the poem that it’s said Charlie Chaplin read in 1959 and that many years later Kim McKillen wrote a book with these words, whether the words are only Kim’s or both of theirs and many other people’s words, the poem is so beautiful, so filled with wisdom and exactly the medicine that makes my heat sing along the rainbow trail…

As I Began to Love Myself

As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”.

As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody if I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though this person was me. Today I call it “RESPECT”.

As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life, and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow. Today I call it “MATURITY”.

As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance, I am in the right place at the right time, and everything happens at the exactly right moment. So I could be calm. Today I call it “SELF-CONFIDENCE”.

As I began to love myself I quit stealing my own time, and I stopped designing huge projects for the future. Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in my own rhythm. Today I call it “SIMPLICITY”.

As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism. Today I know it is “LOVE OF ONESELF”.

As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right, and ever since I was wrong less of the time. Today I discovered that is “MODESTY”.

As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worrying about the future. Now, I only live for the moment, where everything is happening. Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it “FULFILLMENT”.

As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me and it can make me sick. But as I connected it to my heart, my mind became a valuable ally. Today I call this connection “WISDOM OF THE HEART”.

We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born. Today I know “THAT IS LIFE”!

Poetic PEACE Pilgrimage – Year 4 – Day 96 – 3/22/2017

Named Moving March 22 Water Blessing Poetic PEACE Pilgrim Jeweled

everyday is truly blessing water day, water is the innernet connecting us all, the more blessings of peace, love and harmony we pour into water, the more peaceful, loving and harmonious life is… thousandfold thanks for our joining hands across the cosmos in sacred honoring… thousandfold thanks, water for giving us life and blessing our earth walks… standing before you, we re-member we are water, we are the ocean in a drop… may our one heart be purified more than ever before for the benefit of all as we drink you into our being and as water reciprocates in the next breath by blessing us and generously bestowing pure water spirits throughout the web of life… water is a mirror for us as well as perfectly mirroring us… water responds in perfect harmony to the messages we send; the more beautiful our transmission, the more beautifully water creates all that is..

 

In Praise of Water

Let us bless the grace of water:

The imagination of the primeval ocean
Where the first forms of life stirred
And emerged to dress the vacant earth
With warm quilts of color.

The well whose liquid root worked
Through the long night of clay,
Trusting ahead of itself openings
That would yet yield to its yearning
Until at last it arises in the desire of light
To discover the pure quiver of itself
Flowing crystal clear and free
Through delighted emptiness.

The courage of a river to continue belief
In the slow fall of ground,
Always falling farther
Toward the unseen ocean.

The river does what words would love,
Keeping its appearance
By insisting on disappearance;
Its only life surrendered
To the event of pilgrimage,
Carrying the origin to the end.

Seldom pushing or straining,
Keeping itself to itself
Everywhere all along its flow…

Let us bless the humility of water,
Always willing to take the shape
Of whatever otherness holds it,

The buoyancy of water
Stronger than the deadening,
Downward drag of gravity,
The innocence of water,
Flowing forth, without thought
Of what awaits it,
The refreshment of water,
Dissolving the crystals of thirst.

Water: voice of grief,
Cry of love,
In the flowing tear.

Water: vehicle and idiom
Of all the inner voyaging
That keeps us alive.

Blessed be water,
Our first mother.

~

From today onward
Until the attainment of enlightenment
May I be willing
To live with my chaos and confusion
And that of all other sentient beings.

May I be willing
To share our mutual confusion
And work incessantly and humbly
To help and elevate everyone without exception.

Tibetan Light the Flame Prayer

Poetic PEACE Pilgrimage – Year 4 – Day 95 – 3/21/2017

Named Moving March 21 World Water Day

everyday is a water blessing day for water is life, tomorrow (March 22) the whole world in one gigantic wave across the planet will join in celebrating the UN’s World Water  Day which is a part of a worldwide mission to make sure everyone has access to safe drinking water. Right now, many of the world’s poorest do not have access to one of our most essential and valuable natural resources.

 

In many areas around the world, taps, pipes and wells just don’t exist, and if they do they’re not affordable for many people. It means drinking dirty water is their only option with dirty water being responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths a year.

 

May we all envision and answer the urgent call to action for a world where everyone drinks freely and safely our of our life- giving relative, water…

 

 Prayer When Drinking Water

As I receive this water and it flows through me,
May it become medicine dispelling all ills,
May it become medicine revealing the wisdom within and through out.
I offer apology for any harm done through wrong speech & action

As this water flows through me and becomes vapor,
May it purify the atmosphere
May it nourish the wisdom potential in the people
I offer apology for any harm done through wrong speech & action

As this water flows through me, and returns to the water table
May it remove the impurities of chemicals placed within the water
May the water be made new again
May this water become medicine for all beings in this and all worlds

~ Venerable Dhyani Ywahoo ~

We  Are The Eternal Radiance

Poetic PEACE Pilgrimage – Year 4 – Day 94 – 3/20/2017

Named Moving March 20 Balance Blessingway Whale Watching 2016 Cape Disappointment 019

Happy Equinox!

 

yes! the whole world is in balance today as we celebrate the festival of the sun, the day we all receive the same amount of sun externally and internally… on this day of the earth’s poles being in balance and light piercing through both hemispheres, we are able to see through dimensional veils… seeing the world through eyes of balance, she sings a song of harmony on this first day of the new astrological turn around the sun…

 

today, i re-member it was two year ago when a dream whispered to go into the wasteland and anoint and so i have taken on this mission of carrying holy water on every outer and inner journey to bodies of water be they oceans or rivers or bays or pools or puddles or poodles or people transmuting wasteland into graceland…

 

every journey a blessingway, a blessingway of deepening balance, a flowing with the waters of life in harmony making every moment sacred…

Poetic PEACE Pilgrimage – Year 4 – Day 93 – 3/19/2017

Named Moving March 19 Astonishing Light of Being 3-19-2017 Sunflower Jessica

“the light in your eyes is lit by the sun in your spirit”

Isira

tomorrow (march 20) we celebrate equinox, the festival of the sun, a day to honor the internal sun, the sun within oneself… how appropriate for today’s image of the astonishing light of your being to share this image of the inner sun of spirit…

Instructions to Painters & Poets

I asked a hundred painters and a hundred poets
how to paint sunlight
on the face of life
Their answers were ambiguous and ingenuous
as if they were all guarding trade secrets
Whereas it seems to me
all you have to do
is conceive of the whole world
and all humanity
as a kind of art work
a site-specific art work
an art project of the god of light
the whole earth and all that’s in it
to be painted with light


And the first thing you have to do
is paint out postmodern painting
And the next thing is to paint yourself
in your true colors
in primary colors
as you see them
(without whitewash)
paint yourself as you see yourself
without make-up
without masks
Then paint your favorite people and animals
with your brush loaded with light
And be sure you get the perspective right
and don’t fake it
because one false line leads to another


And don’t forget to paint
all those who lived their lives
as bearers of light
Paint their eyes
and the eyes of every animal
and the eyes of beautiful women
known best for the perfection of their breasts
and the eyes of men and women
known only for the light of their minds
Paint the light of their eyes
the light of sunlit laughter
the song of eyes
the song of birds in flight

And remember that the light is within
if it is anywhere
and you must paint from the inside

~ Lawrence Ferlinghetti ~

~

 

May I be willing
To help and elevate everyone without exception.

Poetic PEACE Pilgrimage – Year 4 – Day 92 – 3/18/2017

Named Moving March 18 N Flo Jo

allergies overtake me today… so much so that i don’t have the wherewithal to write my daily peace and i always do before i close my eyes at the end of the day but today a deep sea journey calls and that is where i must go as the soul song of our mother plays through my/our being…

we all come from the goddess

and to her we shall return

like a drop of rain flowing to the ocean

~

we all come from the goddess

and to her we shall return

hoof and horn, hoof and horn, all that dies is reborn

~

we all come from the goddess

and to her we shall return

sage and crone, sage and crone, wisdom’s gift is our own

~

we all come from the goddess

and to her we shall return

like a drop of rain flowing to the ocean

~

in closing, our prayer for liberation…

From today onward
Until the attainment of enlightenment
May I be willing
To live with my chaos and confusion
And that of all other sentient beings.

May I be willing
To share our mutual confusion
And work incessantly and humbly
To help and elevate everyone without exception.

~

Poetic PEACE Pilgrimage – Year 4 – Day 91 – 3/17/2017

Named Moving March 17 Poetic-PEACE-Pilgimage-Path

on this day of being transported to the emerald isle energetically, i re-member a long ago conversation with and journey to the sun who told ne to live in green for that is the color of love…

in honor of this day of being green, i offer another blessing from the isle’s native son

Beannacht
(“Blessing”)

On the day when
the weight deadens
on your shoulders
and you stumble,
may the clay dance
to balance you.

And when your eyes
freeze behind
the grey window
and the ghost of loss
gets in to you,
may a flock of colours,
indigo, red, green,
and azure blue
come to awaken in you
a meadow of delight.

When the canvas frays
in the currach of thought
and a stain of ocean
blackens beneath you,
may there come across the waters
a path of yellow moonlight
to bring you safely home.

May the nourishment of the earth be yours,
may the clarity of light be yours,
may the fluency of the ocean be yours,
may the protection of the ancestors be yours.
And so may a slow
wind work these words
of love around you,
an invisible cloak
to mind your life.

~ John O’Donohue ~

(Echoes of Memory)

~

i close with the liberation and healing meditation that is one of my daily practices…

From today onward
Until the attainment of enlightenment
May I be willing
To live with my chaos and confusion
And that of all other sentient beings.

May I be willing
To share our mutual confusion
And work incessantly and humbly
To help and elevate everyone without exception.

Tibetan Light the Flame Prayer