Thursday, November 25, 2010

Giving thanks

 think about it

Instead of honoring the traditional disrespectful distorted thanksgiving story we continue to tell in schools, I choose to focus today on just saying gracias. Thanks, Tlazocamati. 

I give thanks to Creator, the Mystery, the Source, the Light
I give thanks for my Spirit guides, ancestors, and angels.
I give thanks for my teachers, mentors, and path finders on this Good Red Road.
I give thanks for my Beloved, my treasured gift, the one who shares my daily life with love, commitment, and passion. Not always an easy task.
I give thanks for mi familia in Tejas, Dios de bendiga
I give thanks for my special way of seeing and experiencing the world  with Aspergers
I give thanks for all my Beloveds I call sisters and brothers who have crossed my path on this journey, blessings. 
I give thanks for the four legged and winged ones in my life.
I give thanks for my home, work, and many blessings of my daily life. 
I give thanks for social justice workers who keep the stories alive and keep fighting the hard fight for dignity and justice. 
I give thanks for the true change makers who walk daily challenging bigotry at every turn. 
I give thanks for our govt. leaders who truly are representatives for the people.
I give thanks for the Latino community for staying together, using our vote, its been a tough road.
I give thanks for the artists, creative brothers and sisters who tell the stories that need to be told in cloth, on walls or canvas, in spoken word or song, in gardens, kitchens, and classrooms. 

 I give thanks for health, joy, laughter, true love, honesty, courage, faith, commitment, passion, and dreams that do come true!

May the places you visit in Spirit and body today be welcoming to you and yours. 

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Crow medicine, omen of change

While driving toward home in Tejas a crow crossed directly in front of the windshield and startled me. It was enough of a jump to remind me that I needed to be prepared for my visit. I began to remember that crow medicine is about healing and change in consciousness. It can bring about a new reality it can rid us of "dis-ease" or illness and is ever present in the circle. Little did I know I was on my way to one of the greatest healings of my life, a gift I prayed for but could have never imagined.

Crows are the guardians of ceremonial magick and healing. They dwell in the place of no space or time, are territorial, and wont give up the fight. If crow has crossed your path, you need to be willing to walk your talk and speak your truth. If crow keeps crossing your path then its really time for you to use your voice to "caw" if you will; especially at things you may feel are unjust or where others have no voice. The call of the crow is powerful.

The drive was beautiful and I prepared for my visit with intention. I had a wonderful visit with the familia and stepped into my new reality with love and peace. Healing where I thought there could be none. Laughter and sharing a meal can be the best medicine. Gracias and blessings to all my Beloveds and how we grew closer to one another and discovered a new way of being with one another. 

If crow crosses your path be willing to shape shift that old self for a new reality. Embrace the change, use your voice, and walk confidently on your path.
thank you, gracias, tlazocamati