Lest We Forget

Today I remember my father who was a WW2 Veteran. He enlisted in North Bay with the Algonquin Regiment at the age of 17 and served his country well. He was stationed in Belgian for a time and took part in the invasion at Juno Beach. He was hurt only a few months before the end of the war and returned to Canada after recovery.

He was greatly affected by the war and rarely spoke about it. He passed away in 2007 at the age of 88.

He was a calm positive influence in my life and I miss him greatly!

To all the Veterans today, I salute you! To all those who are enlisted in the Reserves, and in the Canadian Armed Forces you are appreciated for all you do!

YOU ARE MY HERO

My awakening started when I was 4 yrs old and I chose reading books over watching T. V. When I realized I could do amazing feats in my dreams and when I learned we murdered Jesus!

From then until now I have struggled to live in this dualistic, wealth whopping, scandalous, captivating empire called Earth. How do we not sell a bit of our soul at times as we strive for love and inclusion? I am truly grateful for my belief system that occasionally pulls me up by my collar and sets my soul back on the path. You know the one that leads to world peace, unity and brotherly love! The one we are all suppose to be on!

How is it that I am here, awake, eyes wide open, living life, when all I see or hear in the media is about the worst parts of humanity ? The news casts gloomy renditions of the chaos around us. Wars, fear, death, disease and the scare tactics that go with each of them. A constant reminder of the lack of hope they seem to spread. The controlled media uses lies to hide the truth. It’s a new sport in town where dooming articles are fishing for our soul energy and reeling us in like unsuspecting food sources. Why is that? Why do they want us all in dried surrender? Feeding us dirty water as we quench our need to know the truth.

It’s our world too! where are our heroes? People who speak up and challenge the lies. Men and women who demand to be represented by those we elect in positions of power over us. Where are the people with eyes to see and ears to hear what the spirit is saying? where is our living water, our truth?

As I teeter on the edge I stopped watching and listening to the news media. I aligned with my 4 yr old self who apparently knew better! I know order comes out of chaos, so I am not afraid. I also know who I am. My awakening self began with this first step, watching what I see and listen to. I choose to live life asking questions and finding the truth that lies at the centre of all things, all situations and in all experiences. Truths that I may not even want to hear or be ready to accept, but valiant truths that align with my soul.

As I live my life my challenge and calling is to awaken and unite humanity. Humanity deserves to live without being manipulated, controlled and in slavery to all who are in power over us. We were created to live in balance with ourselves and nature, under universal law that states
“hurt no satient being”. My challenge is to question everything until I find a common thread of truth that everyone can accept that will unite us all! People I will need help!

Until then I have abundant omnipresent hope. The palimpsest of hope demands your ability to peel the layers. Starting with understanding and then moving towards actions you can take that support a better world, a happier family, and a more balanced & harmonized self. Hope is the basis of the hero within you and in the words of “Humble the Poet”,

“We need to be the hero in the book
of our life in order to save ourselves
from all the shit we are surely to encounter!”

ONE DRUM

“THE MOST PROFOUND TRUTH IN THE UNIVERSE IS THIS:

THAT WE ARE ONE DRUM”

Richard Wagamese

I am a greathearted fan of Richard Wagamese’s writing. I feel a kinship with his soul and his words. He apparently left behind a manuscript he had been working on before his death in 2017 called One Drum.

Even though I have Metis ties through my maternal bloodline I was raised with the Christian worldview. As I journey, I find myself drawn to books about native beliefs. Beliefs that talk about The Great Spirit, Star People (aliens), Hopi Prophecy, The Red Road, and the 7 sacred Grandfather Teachings. The 7 sacred lessons were passed down so that we may live our best lives without conflict or contradiction. They were assigned a spirit animal and are as follows:

1. HUMILITY – WOLF – wolves lived in packs and to survive they had to work together. Find balance in life knowing you are a sacred part of creation.

2. BRAVERY – BEAR – bears have courage and strength while finding balance with rest-survival-play. It reminds us to face our fears and to stand up for ourselves.

3. HONESTY – RAVEN – the raven stands for acceptance of yourself and what you have. Be true to yourself and use the gifts that are given to you.

4. WISDOM – BEAVER – beavers are known to alter their environment to benefit themselves. Observe and learn wisdom through your surroundings.

5. TRUTH – TURTLE – the turtle carries wisdom on his back. Understand your place in life, be true to yourself & others. Life is not a destination but a journey.

6. RESPECT – BUFFALO – the buffalo stands for balance and the needs of others. Honour and respect all living things, don’t waste, be mindful and live by the Golden Rule Principal.

7. LOVE – EAGLE – love is the core lesson. You must live by all the previous lessons before love. The eagle has the strength to carry all the teachings. He sees all the ways of being. Love yourself truly and be at peace with all things on earth.

I do not consider myself a shaman but of one who is on the path of a seeker. A path my soul calls forth for understanding. What I have learned so far is that we need to foster harmony and peace among the human tribe. We have to accept we are one spirit living out different versions of the same journey.

I know I am not alone on this path

I know we are “one beating drum”!

ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE

Hello Humanity, I write in order to inspire others with ideas, stories, and reminders. I am guided by the power of spirit. I am a leader for those awakening, a compassionate light for those in need and I am a friend standing in the gap.

I do not have to share 100% of my perspective with you for me to be able to see you, stand beside you or care about you. We may not always agree. We live in a polarized society that can easily draw lines in the sand to divide us. I want you to know that you are not defined by your beliefs, thoughts or ideas!

It only takes agreement in one denominator for us to move forward. Our commonality is our humanity! It is time to start seeing the divinity within yourself and others.

It is time to WAKE UP and remove the blinders that have been separating us

from all the light we cannot see!

wholeness Tribe!