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Reflections, Blessings & Gratitude
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23 June 2012
Hi beautiful people
This is my new Blog, designed to simply post beautiful, inspiring and awesome reflections, memories, imaginings and things – about our Beautiful World !!
I already have another WordPress blog about Fascinating Animals, but lately I have had an “impulse” or a voice telling me to create this new blog, where I can post about nice things (to me anyway) and not necessarily about Animals.
So, welcome to Our Lovely World blog. If you want to search this site, type in your search term into the Search field, then press the Return key on your keyboard.
Mitakuye Oyasin – we are all related,
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The north of Western Australia will be the prime spot to witness the majesty of the May 9th / May 10th Annular Solar Eclipse of 2013 !! I have been to the “North” to Collier Range National Park, and it is beautiful, and I can only imagine what it will be like there at sun-rise tomorrow! However, as I live in a suburb of Perth, the capital city of Western Australia, hundreds of miles away from Collier Range, instead I will be up at 6.53am tomorrow Friday, to witness what I can of the Eclipse.
See this page HERE for viewing times around Australia. My last post gives links to good information about this powerful Eclipse. I am also duplicating Carol Ann C’iocco’s newsletter of today here, as it contains very intriguing and important information. Past newsletters of Carol Ann can be found here, and I recommend you sign up to receive her Newsletters directly to your In Box.
May 4, 2013 – a message from Carol Ann C’iocco
Hi everyone, as you know from my last newsletter (http://ow.ly/kvztG) we are in the middle of a Tri-eclipse portal which spans April 25 – May 25, 2013. The bookend eclipses are minor lunar eclipses which serve as subtle doorways in and out of the portal. But the central eclipse – coming up this Thursday and Friday May 9 and 10 – is an Annular Solar Eclipse and is very powerful both in its visual quality and its effects. A “Ring of Fire Eclipse” occurs when the new moon passes between Earth and sun and blocks most, but not all, of the sun’s disc.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, GO TO THIS PAGE OF CAROL ANN C”IOCCO PLEASE. HER PAGE WILL TELL YOU WHERE YOU CAN SEE THE ECLIPSES.
FOR ARCHIVED NEWSLETTER GO TO THIS PAGE OF THE WEBSITE
AND SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTERS TO ARRIVE STRAIGHT TO YOUR IN BOX TOO
Also, Elizabeth Peru has excellent information about the tri-eclipse period. Go to her newsletter page for information, and sign up to receive Newsletters.
Just been to Angus & Coote Jewellery store and bought a beautiful pair of ear-rings for my 14 year old neice’s birthday! Link below, but they were on special at $70. She will love them. We will be in Mandurah tomorrow for her birthday. I will try to take some photos, and upload them here.
For Easter, I went to David Jones and bought myself this beautiful (wood like) metal, “gold interior” lined egg made in Germany. It has a picture of a chick on the other side, and contains a few cream chocolates and 3 sweet little square chocolates with wrappers with yellow chicks on them. Heidel sells to retailers and you can see their products online at this link HERE which is translated to English. Their product designs are just beautiful. The Egg will come very much in handy, to keep little trinkets in !!
Who knows the spiritual songs “It’s a Long Road to Freedom” and “Joy is like the Rain (1966)”. I was brought up with the MMS songs and I love them. I attended a Catholic Primary School, St Pius the X.
The National Catholic Reporter says:
Miriam Therese Winter, a Medical Mission Sister, is professor of liturgy, worship and spirituality at Hartford Seminary in Hartford, Conn. She is the author of 15 books, including Paradoxology, The Singer and the Song and The Gospel According to Mary. She is the composer of 15 recordings, including the gold record album “Joy is Like the Rain.” She has served the poor on three continents and is a popular speaker in the United States, Canada and Australia.
Miriam Therese Winter, born 1938, has been an advocate nationally and internationally for an emerging feminist spirituality and for the full liberation of women, which she considers essential to ensuring the well-being of our planet and a necessary first step toward the liberation of all people. She is deeply committed to a vision of one world rooted in an understanding of the interconnectedness of all creation.
She founded the Women’s Leadership Institute. You can listen to God gives His People Strength at this page here as a midi file, and download the words for the songs at the MMS website HERE – scroll down to the bottom and click on “Download the Lyrics next to “Joy is like the Rain.” Beautiful songs, beautiful voices, and beautiful messages and singers.
The Medical Mission Sisters website can be found at this link HERE. It is a reminder to me of how selflessness combined with a true love and care for others, in addition to skill, motivation and intelligence, has a huge help in the world.
I had the Woman Song CD and Songbook when I was younger, and the Medical Mission Sisters influenced me hugely.
MMS began in Washington in 1925 by a young Austrian doctor, called Anna Dengel. Anna had a vision that a group of women health professionals who dedicated their lives to God could make a difference in helping women have access to the health care they deserved. She saw this not only as a work of charity, but also one of justice.
It’s a long road to Freedom
A winding steep and high,
But when you walk in love
With the wind on your wing
And cover the earth
with the songs you sing
The miles fly by.
1- I walked, one morning by the sea
And all the waves reached out to me
I took their tears, then let them be…
2- I walked, one morning at the dawn
When bits of night still lingered on
I sought my star, but it was gone…
3- I walked, one morning with a friend
And prayed the day would never end
The years have flown, so why pretend…
4- I walked, one morning with my King
And all my winters turned to spring
Yet every moment, held it’s sting…
A long time ago I discovered Carole Jackson’s wonderful book “Color me Beautiful”. The book is available from the Internet Archives. Here is a description about it.
Finding your colors will be the nicest thing you can do for yourself. Without dieting, expense or effort, color can make you beautiful TODAY!
In Color Me Beautiful, Carole Jackson, a leading professional color consultant, tells you how.
The secret is simple: she uses the four seasons to describe people and their best colors. For just as nature is divided into four distinct seasons, each with its own harmonious colors, you have a unique skin tone, hair and eye coloring in tune with one of them.
May Easter be a time of remembering your blessings and rewarding yourself for good deeds with a sweet treat. You can read about how the Bunny and Eggs became a part of the Christian tradition of Easter at this post of my blog, Fascinating Animals, if you like.
Easter is a time of resurrection. At this time of renewal, let’s honour our lovely world and treat others as we would have them treat us!
The message of Harmony Day is Everyone Belongs. It is a day to celebrate Australia’s diversity. It is a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home – from the traditional owners of this land to those who have come from many countries around the world. There are many ways we can celebrate Harmony Day – through sport, dance, art, film, music, storytelling, cooking and sharing cultural meals. By participating in Harmony Day activities we can learn and understand how all Australians from diverse backgrounds equally belong to this nation and make it a better place.