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One Line Poetry
May 16, 2007, 5:52 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Standing on wood.



Water
November 14, 2006, 4:23 pm
Filed under: Water

Water is on my mind again today.  It seems like the drinking and appreciating of water has not been in the fore front of my life as much as it was a few weeks ago.  Perhaps I need to reflect and think about it’s significance again.  Looking at it in my glass so clear and mysterious, so pure, so healing, so necessary,  I am intrigued by it.  Water.  Looking at life or human consciousness from a four quadrant perspective(mental, emotional, physical and spiritual)…….water is associated with the emotional quadrant.  Actually, it can be associated with whatever quadrant you want it to be associated with.  I link it to the emotions and the unconscious mind. 

I will keep my mind open to noticing and reflecting on lakes, rivers, ponds, streams, and oceans. I renew my committment to drink more water and meditate on it’s significance.



Baptism
November 5, 2006, 4:48 pm
Filed under: Christian, Prayer, Songs, Water

Given I’m going to a Baptist Church, I’m thinking about getting Baptised again.  I was baptised when I was a baby at the United Church…..that my grandfather built.  This will be a different type of experience, being an adult and making a concious choice.  It’s not something I want to jump into but perhaps if I start talking about it and exploring it a little bit more the spirit may move me to the water.  There’s a song that my brother sent to me several months ago called “Lay me Down” by Crosby Stills and Nash that I really like.  It is an absolutely beautiful song.  I mentioned it to my Paster, Rob and he said he thought that it would be appropriate to play it at the church when I get baptised.  Rob said to think of baptism as a “repsonse” to my call to the Christian path.  Neat.  I want to explore it’s significance a bit more first.



c. f. andrews
October 29, 2006, 5:32 pm
Filed under: Christian, People

Last night a man from my Church gave a presentation on a man called C.F. Andrews. (1871-1940) C. F. Andrews was a Anglican priest from England who worked closely and became extraordinarily good friends with Mahatma Gandhi.  Andrews was appalled by the racism and oppression in South Africa and India. He became involved in the Indian civil Rights struggle and the Indian Independence movement.  He played a prominent role in it’s success becoming highly respected by both the Indian and British. Also known as Christ’s Faithful Apostle, Andrews was named Deenabandu, meaning Friend of the Poor,  by Gandhi and his students at St. Stephen’s College.



The message from Water
October 28, 2006, 3:54 pm
Filed under: Water

The Japanese researcher Masaru Emoto has some interesting ideas/research on how the molecular structure of water is influenced by our thoughts.  EEEEK.  This both disturbs me and intrigues me as well. 

A few months ago I put the words Love and Gratitude on my water bottle.  Every time I drank my water I would think on these things. I will do this again.



Water
October 26, 2006, 5:05 pm
Filed under: Water

human-water.gifWater has been on my mind lately.  It is a good thing to have on my mind too, given I don’t get enough of it. Perhaps writing about it may connect me to it more, help me to remember how important it is for me to drink and remember what an absolute blessing it really is. 

Apparently in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Genesis 1:2
                                                    Now
                                                the earth
                                   was formless and empty,
                        darkness was over the surface of the deep
                                               and the

                                           Spirit of God
                                           was hovering

                                        over  the waters.

According to Genesis, water has been right from the start.

The human body is made up of over 70% water. Our blood is more than 80%‚ our brain … over 75%‚ and the human liver is an amazing 96% water!

John 7:38

                                            Whoever
                       believes in me, as the Scripture has said  
                                   streams of living water 
                                                                            will flow from within him.

2 Peter 3:5(b) states
                          The
                         earth
                   was formed 
      out of water and by water
                                           (NIV)

Water is considered a purifier in most religions. Major faiths that incorporate ritual washing (ablution) include Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and Shinto. Water baptism is a central sacrament of Christianity; it is also a part of the practice of other religions, including Judaism (mikvah) and Sikhism (Amrit Sanskar).



Who said it?
October 23, 2006, 9:02 am
Filed under: Quotations

What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
Henry David Thoreau

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies with in us.” –   —  Ralph Waldo Emerson

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Oliver Wendell Holmes