Cherish the now, the small blessings

“Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness.”
Pearl S. Buck

Henri Lebasque – Afternoon Tea on the Terrace,1914.

Text and image source: Ravenous Butterflies

Moon and Water.

Moon and Water.
By Mary Oliver

I wake and spend
the last hours
of darkness
with no one

but the moon.
She listens
to my complaints
like the good

companion she is
and comforts me surely
with her light.
But she, like everyone,

has her own life.
So finally I understand
that she has turned away,
is no longer listening.

She wants me
to refold myself
into my own life.
And, bending close,

as we all dream of doing,
she rows with her white arms
through the dark water
which she adores.

Artist Meraylah Allwood

Text and image source: Snowwolfs Woodland Nook

20 January 2021

Today, as we approach the Inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice president-elect Kamala Harris,…

We pray for an abundance of truth, hope, beauty, compassion and nonviolence for all beings, not only in America but around the globe and for the very planet itself.

In the words of the World Peace Prayer –
Lead us from death to life, from falsehood to truth.
From despair to hope, from fear to trust.
Lead us from hate to love, from war to peace
Let peace fill our hearts, let peace fill our world,
let peace fill our universe.


Text and image source: Jamberoo Abbey

Remember when there was a void in your life…?

Remember when there was a void in your life, seemed to be no way up or out, and then suddenly a way was cleared? You may think you did it on your own, without the help from anyone, but you didn’t realize where the help was really coming from.

  • Iyanla Vanzant

Text and image source: Iyanla Vanzant

The old Lakota was wise!

Lakota Prayer

Great Mystery,

teach me how to trust

my heart,

my mind,

my intuition,

my inner knowing,

the senses of my body,

the blessings of my spirit.

Teach me to trust these things

so that I may enter my Sacred Space

and love beyond my fear,

and thus Walk in Balance

with the passing of each glorious Sun.

Text and image source: Mystic Path to Cosmic Consciousness