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Old 03-29-2015, 11:42 PM
 
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Sure can tell its spring time. All the birds singing and pairing up. I got my koi pond garden mostly finished. Still got to build my water wall. Found a granite table top. I tend to find alot of usefull things thrown aside or given away on freecycle.
The spider from last year is at it again making a giant web over the pond like an umbrella. Genius if you ask me. All the flying insects swoop in to drink or breed.
Got a couple of fat toads under the pond liner.
It's a beautiful spring. Time to go pick the fruit trees.
Huh. Fruit is like a bomb it has a yield.
puns never get old for me.
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Old 03-30-2015, 11:30 AM
 
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I have been burdened for some time now, more than a year, and it seems those difficulties will soon be coming to a head. They are largely emotional, for those who may fear for my physical or spiritual well-being, though I admit to being saddened and puzzled and occasionally, angry.

In any event, I have come many times to sit silently at the circle in the past year and have always drawn some degree of solace by doing so.

I thank my brothers and sisters of the circle for making it a welcoming, safe place.
I wish you peace, Trout. And whatever else you need during this part of your walk. I'm glad you find solace in the circle. And I'm glad you're a part of it.
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Old 03-30-2015, 11:41 AM
 
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I have been burdened for some time now, more than a year, and it seems those difficulties will soon be coming to a head. They are largely emotional, for those who may fear for my physical or spiritual well-being, though I admit to being saddened and puzzled and occasionally, angry.

In any event, I have come many times to sit silently at the circle in the past year and have always drawn some degree of solace by doing so.

I thank my brothers and sisters of the circle for making it a welcoming, safe place.
I'm sorry to hear that Trout. Can't tell you how many times I've been in need of some peace of mind, and found it by spending time with the beautiful pictures you've generously posted in the thread you started, so I understand how this thread could give you solace.
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Old 03-30-2015, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Pikeville, Ky.
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I hope your ordeal will be over soon Trout and this thread has quieted me down a lot when emotions were near the edge...

You gave me a good laugh when I needed one a few minutes with your play on words "FunnyMentalist" so you are a real asset in the cheering up dept whether you know it or not
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Old 03-30-2015, 11:47 AM
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Location: Ontario, Canada
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Thanks all. You're good people.
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Old 03-30-2015, 12:29 PM
 
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I wish you peace, Trout. And whatever else you need during this part of your walk. I'm glad you find solace in the circle. And I'm glad you're a part of it.
Amen.
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Old 03-30-2015, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Log home in the Appalachians
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I am reminded of these words;

The Promises of Tomorrow..

The promises Creator gives us comes with every new day. The gift of breath, the gift of life, opportunities in a vast array.
How do we count our blessings, through the choices life can bring? Is it through joyful lessons? or the fears to which we cling? are we learning to show gratitude for the victories over human pain? By honoring the feeling choices, we grasp the will we've regained. Can we change our focus, with no need to defend ? Acknowledging joy and sorrow, without judging foe or friend ? Tomorrow promises the fullness of every human way to know: How we master each challenge, determines our balance, reflecting how we grow.







As I walked the trail of life in the fear of the wind and rain. Grant to me Creator that I may always walk like a man.
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Old 03-30-2015, 09:01 PM
 
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I am reminded of these words;

The Promises of Tomorrow..

The promises Creator gives us comes with every new day. The gift of breath, the gift of life, opportunities in a vast array.
How do we count our blessings, through the choices life can bring? Is it through joyful lessons? or the fears to which we cling? are we learning to show gratitude for the victories over human pain? By honoring the feeling choices, we grasp the will we've regained. Can we change our focus, with no need to defend ? Acknowledging joy and sorrow, without judging foe or friend ? Tomorrow promises the fullness of every human way to know: How we master each challenge, determines our balance, reflecting how we grow.





As I walked the trail of life in the fear of the wind and rain. Grant to me Creator that I may always walk like a man.




peace,
sparrow
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Old 03-30-2015, 09:48 PM
 
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Ever wonder why the turtle carries the world on his back? Because he was our little calendar. 1 scale surrounded by 12 scales. This ones for you Ptsum.
"The Turtle carries the world on his back".

Looking at the moon there are 7 phases that are lit. The new moon is the 8th. The one that goes into perdition.
The Priest wore a breast plate with 12 stones representing the months of the year.
Under the breast plate were 2 stones one black one white. The Unnim and Thummim. The white and black stones represent the phases of the moon.
This is pretty interesting because the mormons claim a tribe of Israel brought these stones to america. Which is to say they brought the calendar. Historically speaking that could be factual. Native american legends talk about a few things concerning this.
12 stone dial. around 2 stones. -Months moons-. "The Turtle carries the world on his back".

From what I can tell there are 7 off set dials.
Creating 7 lunar years.
Its a calendar of course. All religions have a pantheon or calendar to follow. Julian,Gregorian, Chinese. Etc.
The stories and myths surrounding them are fiction with grains of facts. Except the one that happened, all fact..
Behind the symbolism it's pretty clear. The yin and yang are a part of the calendar. The spinning dial symbolizes the moon.

Cast your breads upon the waters. physical aspect. The people migrated.
Spiritual aspect Solomon said it best.

Ecclesiastes 11 King James Version (KJV)

11 Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.
2 Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth.
3 If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the earth: and if the tree fall toward the south, or toward the north, in the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be.
4 He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.
5 As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.
6 In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.
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Old 03-31-2015, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Southern Oregon
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Thanks all. You're good people.
True that. The thing to remember here though is that whatever else is going on you are too.
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