Emergent theories seem to confirm what mystics have been telling us all along—that we are one, not just all human beings, but all creation, the entire universe. As much as we may imagine and act to the contrary, human beings are not the centre of the universe—even though we are a vital part of it. Nor are we completely separate from others, but live only in and through a complex set of relationships we hardly notice. Interdependent and mutual connections are integral to all life. . . ~Judy Cannato (1949-2011), a visionary of a “new cosmology
Wearing guilt and regret is like wearing a pair of shoes too small for you.
The discomfort ruins the whole day and adds to the regret for having put them on again.
Maybe if we got rid of the small shoes once and for all
we’d not have to make that choice every day.
Take one last good look at that which we loved once
and decide we no longer need to hold on to.
Whatever they cost, why we liked them, what we could do to change them –
none of that matters anymore.
They just do not fit.
©2019 Sharron R. McMillan
Kindness is never wasted.
If it has no effect on the recipient,
at least it benefits the bestower.
~ S.H. Simmons
Everything that irritates us about others
can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
~ Carl Gustav Jung
Turkey Tail fungus Trametes versicolor
One of the most common mushrooms in North American woods, found virtually anywhere there are dead hardwood logs and stumps to decompose—and, occasionally, on conifer wood too. Its cap colours are extremely variable, but tend to stay in the buff, brown, cinnamon, and reddish brown range. The mushrooms are strikingly “zonate” with sharply contrasting concentric zones of colour, and the surface of the cap is finely fuzzy or velvety.
Turkey Tail tea is purported to be healing and to enhance the immune system. Add some to your regular tea and let steep along with it.
Not being willing to look like a fool may be the greatest failure of all.
~ Luci Shaw
Let disappointment flow through me and out again,
rather than curling myself around it and nurturing it.
©2019 Sharron R. McMillan
17 Muscovy ducklings! Just one day old and already exploring the big world.
Silence is the sacred space where Divine Presence dwells.
Silence is the sound of the Divine Voice.
Silence is the screen upon which Divine Spirit projects its visions and dreams.
Ego on the other hand, loves noise and mass entertainment.
Are we surprised?
~Dylan Morrison (Irish writer-poet)
It is more important to know where you are going than to get there quickly.
Do not mistake activity for achievement.
The vulture symbolizes cycles of life,
cleansing, life and death.