Friday, June 14, 2013


The idea of fatherhood is both personal and universal. We all have ideal concepts surrounding fatherhood, and we also have our real fathers—fathers who were there or not there for us, fathers who provided financial support for our families or failed to do so, fathers who loved or neglected us, fathers who were our role models or gave us someone to rebel against. Our father may have been there for us sometimes and not there for us at other times. The process of reconciling the ideal father that resides in our minds with the father that we actually have is a fertile one that can teach us a great deal about ourselves.

Our relationship with our father will often affect our relationships with the other men who will come into our lives. You may have learned to behave and think in certain ways because those were the ways that your father acted and thought. Certain talents that you possess may have been passed down to you by your father. There also may be personal issues that you inherited by virtue of who your father is. Understanding how your relationship with your father has influenced you can help you better understand yourself and the life that you have created.

In a time when mothers, the sacred feminine, and female energy are being honored, it is important not to forget the importance of fathers. Father energy and mother energy are the two complementary energies necessary to bring a healthy human being to fruition in the world. Many of the ideas surrounding fathers are changing in the wake of more modern parenting styles and the more egalitarian roles that are evolving between the sexes. More men are embodying the mother energy these days, and a woman can provide father energy for her children. Either way, we can all benefit from thinking about our fathers and how they have influenced who we’ve become and the ways that we walk through this world. Let us remember to honor our fathers.

Providing Support

by Madisyn Taylor

I Miss you DAD!!!

Thursday, June 13, 2013


Recognize divinity within each other
No fear of life Just Be and smile
Know your God
Really know the God in us, the God in Him, the God in Her
The many faces of time showing us the many faces of Divine
Of Nature, Of Man, Of Beast, Of Me
And You
And every Individual
The Great puzzle so simple and profound
We discovered Secrets that were never Lost


"Because we don’t recognize our essential nature ~ we don’t realize that although appearances arise unceasingly, nothing is really there ~ we invest with solidity and reality the seeming truth of self, other, and actions between self and others. This intellectual obscuration gives rise to attachment and aversion, followed by actions and reactions that create karma, solidify into habit, and perpetuate the cycles of suffering. This entire process needs to be purified."
~ Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sun Medicine

They stand as statues erect and massive
Unchanging yet evolving
The changes we will see are slight yet meaningful to the seasons that caress and kiss them
Winter ~ strong and vivid, harsh yet beautiful, blanket the peaks and warm the trees
within the Winter the Spring begins to bud and push and create the beautiful flowers and bugs
Medicine Sun spinning and warming, you are gentle with the Spring and melting snow, allowing days of coolness to mix in your spiral of love and life
Summer: brutal and impressive, like the Winter, reminding us of the connective veins that pursue the Earth and hold her like a cradle
slithering species and crawling ancients, creep along the red dust creating a trail of memories as the Summer loves to be heard. She is massive and dramatic, like the Winter
But now the Sun is a blazing Medicine wheel and He churns and strikes even the best creatures on this hot endless day
Sun Medicine teach us the seasons breath of balance
Wind, telling stories rescue us from the long hot days of summer


Friday, June 7, 2013

Human Nature?

A sadness greater in each passing moment
A mourning for life
A passing of age and perceptions
The crystalizing of the self into a nothingness
Knowing this will all pass
Seeing a moment as the last
No possessions
No cares
Giving up and letting go
Is this what dying is?
Or is it the simple truth of each minute passing
a recycling of the old
as the past is just this: gone ~ old ~ dead
And knowing this I slip into a deep sadness and wonder and wish of Enlightenment someday

Oh Trees

"If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer.  But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen."  ~ Henry David Thoreau