Coal Town by Ryan Stone

Birds don’t stop in this town.
I see them fly past, black peppering
blue, going someplace. I’ve given up
dreaming wings. This town
will know my bones. Condoms
sell well in Joe’s corner store—boredom breeds
but breeding’s a trap, a twitch in the smile
of those steel-eyed shrews
who linger late after church.
I walked half a day, out past the salt flats,
after they closed the movie house down. Smoked
the joint she’d brought back from college
when she returned to bury my dad.
I remember how pale her fingers lay
across my father’s hands—
coal miner’s hands, tarred like his lungs;
like this town.

Pueblo Prayer

Hold on to what is good, even if it’s a handful of Earth.
Hold on to what you believe, even if it’s a tree that stands by itself.
Hold on to what you must do, even if it’s a long way from here.
Hold on to your life, even if it’s easier to let go.
Hold on to my hand, even if someday I’ll be gone away from you.
—PUEBLO PRAYER

Think of me Sometimes

(Native American Wisdom)

When I am dead, cry for me a little.

Think of me sometimes, but not too much.

It is not good for you or your wife or your husband or your children

To allow your thoughts to dwell too long on the dead.

Think of me now and again as I was in life,

At some moment which is pleasant to recall,

But not for long.

Leave me in peace as I shall leave you, too, in peace.

While you live, let your thoughts be with the living. —

ISHI, YAHI

Native American Wisdom

The Great Spirit is in all things:
He is in the air we breathe.
The Great Spirit is our father,
but the Earth is our Mother.
She nourishes us;
that which we put into the ground
she returns to us.
—BIG THUNDER (BEDAGI), WABANAKI ALGONQUIN

The Law of Perpetual Transmutation of Energy

(taken from the book: The Light Shall Set You Free – Dr. Norma Milanovich & Dr. Shirley McCune)

“Good thoughts will produce good actions and bad thoughts will produce bad actions. Hatred does not cease by hatred at any time; hatred cease by love. ” BUDDHA

We have the power to choose the directions of our lives. It is our ability to use the Law of Perpetual Transmutation of Energy to use FREE WILL.

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The Law of Relativity

(taken from the book: The Light Shall Set You Free – Dr. Norma Milanovich & Dr. Shirley McCune)

God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons we could not learn in any other way

C. S. Lewis

We often ask “Why is this happening to me?”

El Morya  explains: The Law of Relativity speaks of OBSERVATION & CHOICE. This law teaches us the importance of applying the LAW OF VIBRATION to the choices me make.

The Law of Relativity assures that each soul will receive a series of tests:

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When Death Comes by Mary Oliver (Oct 03, 2006)

When death comes
like the hungry bear in autumn;
when death comes and takes all the bright coins from his purse

to buy me, and snaps the purse shut;
when death comes
like the measle-pox

when death comes
like an iceberg between the shoulder blades,

I want to step through the door full of curiosity, wondering:
what is it going to be like, that cottage of darkness?

And therefore I look upon everything
as a brotherhood and a sisterhood,
and I look upon time as no more than an idea,
and I consider eternity as another possibility,

and I think of each life as a flower, as common
as a field daisy, and as singular,

and each name a comfortable music in the mouth,
tending, as all music does, toward silence,

and each body a lion of courage, and something
precious to the earth.

When it’s over, I want to say all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.

When it’s over, I don’t want to wonder
if I have made of my life something particular, and real.

I don’t want to find myself sighing and frightened,
or full of argument.

I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.

 

Weekend in Paris by Robin Sisman

Weekend in Paris is a light read and is more suitable for younger readers but I liked the story and the adventure that Molly Clearwater experiences in this one WEEKEND IN PARIS.  Molly is 21 year old. She learns that Confidence comes through action, that the only approval you need is your own, and the fastest way to improve your self-confidence is to do the exact thing you fear. She has never been outside of her home town and is now being sent to Paris by her boss, Malcolm, who has ulterior motives about this trip. Malcolm is a womanizer and is planning to seduce Molly like he did all the other women at his company. Will Molly survive the test? The weekend will change Molly’s life  – forever!

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