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Old 10-07-2005, 09:41 PM   #61 (permalink)
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Trish...

Yes, I know the weight. My father died when I was 6 years old. I have recently come to terms with his death, almost 44 years ago...
I wasn't grown up about it and I don't think I would have ever been...even now.
The child in me exists today, as it does in you.
I was physically 6 years old when my father died. I was a child.

He was your father...you, his child. Active in disease or not.

Little Trish. Give her some comfort...it's ok. Relish in the good memories...don't deny them!
It's ok...you will be ok...love love those memories...box up the regrets, tie them to a helium balloon and send them soaring...far away from your thoughts!

Peace to you.

"Bless"....
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Old 10-08-2005, 04:25 PM   #62 (permalink)
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Old 10-08-2005, 04:27 PM   #63 (permalink)
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You’re Grief
Jalaluddin Rumi
Your grief for what you’ve lost holds a mirror
Up to where you’re bravely working.

Expecting the worst, you look instead,
Heres the joyful face you’ve been wanting to
See.

Your hand opens and closes and opens ands
Closes.
If it were always a fist or always stretched open,
You would be paralyzed.
Your deepest presence is in every small
contracting and expand the two as beautifully balanced and
coordinated
As bird wings
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Old 10-09-2005, 09:06 AM   #64 (permalink)
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Love


Love means to learn to look at yourself
The way one looks at distant things
For you are only one thing among many.
And whoever sees that way heals his heart,
Without knowing it, from various ills
A bird and a tree say to him: Friend.
Then he wants to use himself and things
So that they stand in the glow of ripeness.
It doesnt matter whether he knows what he serves:
Who serves best doesnt always understand.

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Old 10-10-2005, 05:00 AM   #65 (permalink)
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Hear the words of the dancing God,
the music of whose laughter stirs the winds,
whose voice calls the seasons:
I who am the Lord of the Hunt and the Power of the Light,
sun among the clouds and the secret of the flame
I call upon your bodies to arise and come unto me.
For I am the flesh of the earth and all its beings.
Through me all things must die and with me are reborn.
Let my worship be in the body that sings,
for behold all acts of willing sacrifice are my rituals.
Let there be desire and fear, anger and weakness,
joy and peace, awe and longing within you.
For these too are part of the mysteries found within yourself,
within me, all beginnings have endings,
and all endings have beginnings.

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Old 10-12-2005, 04:54 AM   #66 (permalink)
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You would know the secret of death.
But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life?
The owl whose night-bound eyes are blind unto the day
cannot unveil the mystery of light.
If you would indeed behold the spirit of death,
open your heart wide unto the body of life.
For life and death are one,
even as the river and the sea are one.

In the depth of your hopes and desires
lies your silent knowledge of the beyond;
And like the seeds dreaming beneath the snow
your heart dreams of spring.
Trust the dreams,
for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.
Your fear of death is but the trembling of the shepherd
when he stands before the king whose hand
is to be laid upon him in honour.
Is the shepherd not joyful beneath his trembling,
that he shall wear the mark of the king?
Yet is he not more mindful of his trembling?

For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind
and to melt into the sun?
And what is it to cease breathing,
but to free the breath from its restless tides,
that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?

Only when you drink from the river of silence
shall you indeed sing.
And when you have reached the mountain top,
then you shall begin to climb.
And when the earth shall claim your limbs,
then shall you truly dance.

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Blessed are those that mourn,they shall be comforted...Bible.
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Old 10-14-2005, 06:25 PM   #67 (permalink)
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Wake me up when September ends...

Summer has come and passed
The innocent can never last
wake me up when september ends

like my fathers come to pass
seven years has gone so fast
wake me up when september ends

here comes the rain again
falling from the stars
drenched in my pain again
becoming who we are

as my memory rests
but never forgets what I lost
wake me up when september ends

summer has come and passed
the innocent can never last
wake me up when september ends

ring out the bells again
like we did when spring began



wake me up when september ends

here comes the rain again
falling from the stars
drenched in my pain again
becoming who we are

as my memory rests
but never forgets what I lost
wake me up when september ends

Summer has come and passed
The innocent can never last
wake me up when september ends

like my fathers come to pass
seven years has gone so fast
wake me up when september ends
wake me up when september ends
wake me up when september ends


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Old 10-17-2005, 05:59 PM   #68 (permalink)
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Who can say for certain, maybe you're still here ...

I feel you all around me, your memory so clear.

Deep in the stillness I can hear you speak.

You're still an inspiration ~

can it be that you are mine forever, love.

And you are watching over me from up above.

Fly me up to where you are beyond the distant star

I wish upon tonight to see you smile,

if only for a while, to know you're there ~

a breath away's not far to where you are.
Are you gently sleeping here inside my dream

and isn't faith believing all power can't be seen.

As my heart holds you, just one beat away,

I cherish all you gave me every day.

Because you are mine, forever love,

watching me from up above.

And I believe that angel's grieve

as our love will live on and never leave.


Fly me up to where you are beyond the distant star

I wish upon tonight to see you smile,

if only for a while, to know you're there ~

a breath away's not far to where you are...

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Old 10-19-2005, 06:47 PM   #69 (permalink)
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If I can stop one heart from breaking,

I shall not live in vain.

If I can ease one life the aching,

or cool one pain

or help one fainting robin

unto his nest again,I shall not live in vain.

*Emily Dickinson

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Bible.
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Old 10-22-2005, 02:31 PM   #70 (permalink)
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Beloved Lord, Almighty God,
Through the Rays of the Sun,
Through the Waves of the Air,
Through the All Pervading Life in Space;
Purify and Revivify Us
And we pray, heal our bodies, hearts, and souls.
Amen

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Through your blessing, grace, and guidance,
through the power of the light that streams from you:
May all my negative karma, destructive emotions,
obscurations and blockages be purified and removed,
May I know myself forgiven
for all the harm I may have thought and done,
May I accomplish this profound practice of phowa,
and die a good and peaceful death,
And through the triumph of my death,
may I be able to benefit all other beings, living or dead.

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Old 10-23-2005, 04:48 AM   #72 (permalink)
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Love...

Reluctance

Out through the fields and the woods
And over the walls I have wended;
I have climbed the hills of view
And looked at the world and descended;
I have come by the highway home,
And lo, it is ended.

The leaves are all dead on the ground,
Save those that the oak is keeping
To ravel them one by one
And let them go scraping and creeping
Out over the crusted snow,
When others are sleeping.

And the dead leaves lie huddled and still,
No longer blown hither and thither;
The last lone aster is gone;
The flowers of the witch-hazel wither;
The heart is still aching to seek,
But the feet question 'Whither?'

Ah, when to the heart of man
Was it ever less than a treason
To go with the drift of things,
To yield with a grace to reason,
And bow and accept the end
Of a love or a season?


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There will come a time when you believe everything is
finished. That will be the beginning.

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Prayer for Autumn Days


God of the seasons, there is a time for everything; there is a time for dying and a time for rising. We need courage to enter into the transformation process.

God of autumn, the trees are saying goodbye to their green, letting go of what has been. We, too, have our moments of surrender, with all their insecurity and risk. Help us to let go when we need to do so.

God of fallen leaves lying in colored patterns on the ground, our lives have their own patterns. As we see the patterns of our own growth, may we learn from them.

God of misty days and harvest moon nights, there is always the dimension of mystery and wonder in our lives. We always need to recognize your power-filled presence. May we gain strength from this.

God of harvest wagons and fields of ripened grain, many gifts of growth lie within the season of our surrender. We must wait for harvest in faith and hope. Grant us patience when we do not see the blessings.

God of geese going south for another season, your wisdom enables us to know what needs to be left behind and what needs to be carried into the future. We yearn for insight and vision.

God of flowers touched with frost and windows wearing white designs, may your love keep our hearts from growing cold in the empty seasons.

God of life, you believe in us, you enrich us, you entrust us with the freedom to choose life. For all this, we are grateful.


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My barn having burned to the ground,
I can now see the moon.

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"Do not keep the alabaster box of your friendship
sealed up until your friends are dead.

Fill their lives with sweetness.
Speak approving, cheering words
while their ears can hear them,
and while their hearts
can be thrilled and made happier.

The kind of things you
mean to say when they are gone,
say before they go."

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The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you;
The Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.

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Fearlessness is better than a faint-heart
for any man who puts his nose out of doors.

The length of my life and the day of my death were fated long ago.

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Healing Prayer (Jewish)

God, hear my prayer,

And let my cry come to You.

Do not hide from me in the day of my distress

Turn to me and speedily answer my prayer.

Eternal God, Source of healing,

Out of my distress I call upon You.

Help me sense Your presence

At this difficult time.

Grant me patience when the hours are heavy;

In hurt or disappointment give me courage.

Keep me trustful in Your love.

Give me strength for today, and hope for tomorrow.

To your loving hands I commit my spirit

When asleep and when awake. You are with me; I shall not fear.
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