Philomath polyglot wolf with river otter traits & a penchant for documentaries, tea, NPR, the internet & BOOKS. Sapiosexual/demisexual, cat-mom, dog-stepmom, gamer, geek. Seeker and Sought. Survivor, in many of its myriad meanings. Given the right bait, I might give chase. Oh, and I *like* being female. My Loved Ones are in WA, MI, SC, NM & KS. The Li tattoo over my heart reminds me of what is truly precious. Celtic silver on my fingers, moonstones in my ears, & bright polish on my toes (and she shall have fun wherever she goes). *grins* I sing a LOT; do you? Tell me your top 5 singers/songs and why; and also your top 5 books/authors, and why, so that I may know you better. (And I will tell you mine). I may often be chatty and vocal, but the astutue person remembers that ripples on the surface do not always tell how deep the water goes, or what resides therein.
"Mitakuye Oyasin" is from the Lakota (thank you), and describes the interconnectedness of all beings and all things ("all my realtions"). This is something I Believe/Know. We are all connected. We are all One. (Thanks also, to my teacher, Runnerwolf and my Ayni Sisters for helping me to learn this in practice. And also thanks to SisterJaguar for her website, which better describes this concept, in the metaphor with which I am familiar: https://www.sisterjaguarsjourney.com/aho-mitakuye-oyasin/ )
To me, the greatest gift we can give others (and ourselves) is to live with an open heart (to simply love others, where they are, and where we are). It may not always be easy (in fact, sometimes it's damn difficult) but the rewards are *always* worth it. From where I stand, kindness is always worth it; and love (agape) is always worth it.
"Sometimes at night, I see their faces, I feel the traces they've left on my soul. And those are the memories that make me a wealthy soul; I tell you, those are the memories that make me a wealthy soul." "Travellin' Man," Bob Seger
PS. This next quote is stolen lovingly from another friend's LiveJournal. It says pretty much what I want to say about God, & I think we can both thank Madeleine L'Engle for that. ;-)
"How can one understand the incarnation except in terms of complete love? I don't believe God looks like Moses with a bad temper. If I want to see God, I'll go out on a clear night and look at the stars; at the God who says: "I love you this much." -- Madeleine L'Engle