So, I turned 71 yesterday. Now birthdays at this point in life are not the excitedly anticipated events they once were. 71 is kind of a blah age, even though it is a prime number. But there’s no real milestone attached to it. Nothing exciting happens. And as I approached this non-milestone birthday I mused about what it really means anyway. Time is just an invention; it is relative based on our perceptions, perspective and the human compulsion to measure everything. I decided I am a “virtual 71” and this poem is an attempt to explain this:
All time is relative;
I can be any age I want.
Measured in life-times,
I’m infinitely old.
Measured in the emptiness of time,
I am a new-born.
I can be any age
I consciously conjure
Between these infinite ends.
If I can be an age of my choosing
What age would I be?
Would I be younger
With fewer wrinkles?
But then would I have
Would I be older
With more wisdom?
But then would I have
Or would I be this age
With what I do have:
What age would
A wise man choose?
I choose to be mine—
A Virtual 71!
©2016 Richard W. Bredeson. All rights reserved.
My goddess, Rosemary, channels the goddesses; they call themselves The Divine Feminine. This past Monday evening, July 25, Rosemary channeled an incredible message from The Divine Feminine. It inspired today’s poem.
The subject of the channeling event is “What in the World is Going On?” We are in the midst of tremendous change, of transformation, of an evolutionary time which is birthing the “New Human.” Yes, it is a time of struggle; world events seem chaotic and frightening. But The Divine Feminine offer both a clear message of empowering wisdom and a way for us to be in our purpose to aid in the process of this evolution. It is an important message for out time!
You may learn more about this and purchase the recording on Rosemary’s website: Recording
And here is the poem the message inspired:
I move with the flow
And accept what is mine—
Mine to do
Mine to learn
Mine to love
Mine to live
Mine to be.
And it is all vibration
It is all light and shadow
Reflection and illusion
As we all, with all of reality
Wink and blink
Here and gone.
The glinting river flows to the sea
Its brilliant waters reveal
Vast and heaving
But more water
The home of souls.
©2016 Richard W. Bredeson. All rights reserved.
Here is the video from Rosemary’s latest MoonLetter. We are always at choice!
Speaking of “choice” have you registered for Rosemary’s FREE webinar tonight? Learn how to stay grounded in these uncertain times. She teaches tools for Conscious Living! DETAILS and REGISTRATION
Here is the latest update from my Goddess, Rosemary. These upcoming events tomorrow and Monday are aimed very specifically at these turbulent times of transformation. Get tools for staying grounded tomorrow, for FREE! And the messages Rosemary channels from The Divine Feminine are always amazing and helpful!
Welcome back to RosemarySpace and this latest installment of the MoonLetter. Note the special upcoming events, FREE Webinar tomorrow, Sunday, July 24 at 7:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time: Getting Grounded in Ungrounded Times – LINK
And a channeling event with The Divine Feminine, Monday, July 25 at 7:00 pm EDT: What in the World is Going On? –LINK
“Emotions are not decisions. They are the result of decisions. Feel your emotions and ask what decisions have led me to feel this way. When you make new decisions you can feel new emotions. Choose decisions that allow you to feel happy and satisfied. These choices are based on LOVE.”
Happy Summer! I hope you are enjoying this season of warm weather and holiday parades and fun activities.
Warm weather is HOT weather here in Maryland! I give thanks every day for air conditioning. I’ll emerge in the Autumn.
The Full Moon in Capricorn (the Sun is in Cancer) was exact at 6:56 pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on Tuesday, July 19. This one was powerful!
Have you been feeling as if everything is being shaken up? Are you questioning where you are headed and with whom? Are you looking to get your message out to the world in a bigger way?
And are world events causing you to feel upset, unsettled, even fearful? Yes, we are being invited to FEEL our emotions and to examine the structures around us. This is a time to evaluate and maybe throw away what doesn’t serve us, as individuals and as a culture.
Here in the U.S. we are in the midst of an extremely divisive political election cycle. Nothing seems to be going according to plan.
And with many of my clients this is happening on a personal level. Money, health, relationship, career issues – everything seems to be coming up in chaos.
Take heart, Dear Ones! All is not lost. You are being asked to do some self-exploration and make decisions about who you are and how you will be operating in the world. You will come out of this chaotic period with a new understanding of what peace and balance inside you means.
The work of this Full Moon is to RELEASE. Those old structures. Limiting beliefs that belong to the old you. Thoughts of what you can’t do based on past experience. Decide to get rid of old energies so that you are ready for something new to arrive with the New Moon on August 2 at 4:44 pm EDT. This also happens to be Richard’s and my birthday so August 2 will be a very special New Moon at our house!
So many people are upset by what’s happening in the world that I have been guided to help provide some tools to make it through this time of chaos.
On Monday, July 25 at 7:00 pm EDT join me for a channeling event where I will teach with The Divine Feminine what is going on and what we can do about things. These messages that are coming through these days are powerful guidance to help us navigate the 21st Century and its problems. The last message from The Divine Feminine was some great guidance on Abundance, Prosperity and Finances. The recording is available on my website.
Monday’s message will be timely and will help us to gain an empowering perspective. You can join us in person or from anywhere in the world. Get more info and register here: LINK
As a special bonus, on Sunday, July 24 at 7:00 pm EDT I will be offering a FREE Webinar! Getting Grounded in Ungrounded Times. During this hour together we will explore how you can use some simple tools to help you handle what you are feeling about world events and shake-ups happening in your own life. This is an opportunity for you to receive some information that will be immediately useful and the webinar will be content-rich. Come spend an hour with me and feel better about handling situations. You can register here: LINK
Let’s stay connected so I can help you to get through these tough times. You are precious. You are LIGHT. Shine your Light into the World so that you can make the place a little bit brighter.
You know there are no coincidences. Everything is in flow, in divine order. The other day I wrote briefly about reading “The Smell of Rain on Dust”, the latest book by my most esteemed teacher, Martín Prechtel. This lovely little book is all about “Grief and Praise” – its subtitle. As I said the other day I’ll write a complete review of it when I have finished savoring every word. But in the meantime I am struck that I have chosen the perfect time to be reading it. It is time to remember how to grieve!
It is with humility and the deepest respect that I offer this riff on Martín’s work. These are his thoughts that I heard from his lips as I sat learning at his feet and I read in his marvelous book. And I offer it to you as a way to cope with a world that seems off the rails. It is only love that can right the wreckage.
A Time to Grieve
We seem to drift, as a nation,
Ever more deeply into violence and divide;
More killings; cops killing “innocents” –
“Innocents” killing cops.
There is an emerging frenzy to this senseless,
Escalating violence. It is so much, so intense.
It is maddening.
And it is not clear where it will end; or when or how.
Martín knows how.
He has spoken and written about it over and over.
We as a nation – as a so called culture –
Have lost the ability to grieve.
In fact this ability has been taught out of us!
Go shopping instead!
This is always the remedy. Consume more.
Eat up the world to mask the grief.
Hide our losses and sorrow
And desperate need of relief through grief
In our purchases.
Salve the wounds over with stuff.
Feel better with that latest broach –
Pin it on over your heart as a shield to hide behind.
Pin together the tatters in your broken heart.
Pretend it is whole; mend the tears
And choke back the tears.
For Heaven’s sake don’t embarrass yourself
With any display that would reveal your vulnerable soul.
That will not do!
There is no comfort there; only in more stuff.
How else do we keep the wheels on this economy
That promises protection, plenty, prosperity for all
And that pursuit, so elusive, of a happy life?
Grief is equally elusive as happiness!
We are not allowed to grieve.
Three days off for our dearest family members.
Take your own time for friends. Then back to work;
Produce so you can consume more.
No, we are not eating the world! There is always more.
Oh, and there will always be poor. Jesus said so;
And he was right about everything.
And they killed him too!
Never mind the poor; they are not worth dying for.
They are not worthy of our life style.
It will end in one of two ways:
We may kill one another as the violence escalates
To a new world war – a Global War on Terror
Brought to you by terror. Fight terror with terror –
It is the American Way. Our violence begets more violence.
It matters not how it began – it only has a violent end.
Or, we may remember how to grieve.
We can go to the sea and cry a river to fill it.
Weep for the deaths.
Weep for the brutality.
Weep for a society gone so wrong.
Weep for the wars.
Weep for the enemies “following orders.”
Weep for the loved ones whose bones we stand upon.
Weep for us, victims and perpetrators alike.
We are all in this together;
And we will never get out alive!
And when we have wept that river
Flowing to the sea, it might then be time to
Remember something else:
Remember the love that brought us into existence.
Remember the beauty of the world.
Remember the generosity of the Universe
Offering enough and more!
Remember to offer in return our praise and gratitude.
There is a cycle to the loss and gain,
The constant flow of less and more.
Know wherever we are in this cycle
It will continue.
There must always be time for grieving
Because there will always be loss.
Life is loss.
There must always be time for praising
Because there is always gain.
Life is love.
Live life to the fullest in grief and praise!
©2016 Richard W. Bredeson. All rights reserved.
I am reading Martín Prechtel’s most recent book, “The Smell of Rain on Dust.”
Martín is one of my most revered teachers. When the world is fortunate enough to receive another of his gifts of writing, I immediately acquire the book, and then I savor it, sometime putting off reading for a time knowing I have it, but delaying the incredible gratification I get when I read his lovely words.
I studied with Martín for a few years almost a decade ago now; I sat with him in his Bolad’s Kitchen, cooking in the soup of his stories, his character and his wisdom. Now whenever I get to read one of his books, new or old, I can hear his voice, the cadence and timber, the melody, the harmonies as he speaks with reverence for life, nature, the indigenous soul of humanity.
I am in the middle of this current book, published in 2015 but current to me. When I am finished I’ll post a complete review here. But for now I want to quote the end of Chapter 6: “Paddles of Tears, Canoes Made Out of Old Songs”. This short quote summarizes in a tidy nugget where I am right now in life and what continues to carry me forward into my 8th decade:
The eloquence of our own affection for one another keeps the world healthy. Praise and the depth of our grief expressed for one another keeps the world in love. Love is health.