Ward House

November??

The approaching holidays always bring me to a time of reflection; it is hard to resist the commercialism and unending ‘pressure’ to give to everyone. Growing up, gifts were meaningful and it was not a time of excess; makes hard to explain where this feeling of ‘gotta give’ comes from. 

This year, like last, will feature homemade crafts as gifts.  In addition to crochet/knit (no socks, HA!)items and home cooked jellies, I am considering the addition of beaded crafts, jewelry specifically.  Keeping with the homemade, meaning made at our home, theme there are several types of beads one can make at home; sand, paper, and clay.  

A good smelling giveaway from Illuminated Perfume – register here.  This ends on 11/9 at noon.

I started this post yesterday (11/2) and held it ’cause I ran out of time to proof ‘n post.  Glad I did.  Life at Star’s Rest included this in her post for today:

You have been telling the people that this is the Eleventh Hour.

Now you must go back and tell the people that this is The Hour.

And there are things to be considered:

Where are you living?

What are you doing?

What are your relationships?

Are you in right relation?

Where is your water?

Know your garden.

It is time to speak your Truth.

Create your community. Be good to each other. And do not look outside yourself for the leader.

This could be a good time!

There is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid. They will try to hold on to the shore. They will feel they are being torn apart, and they will suffer greatly.

Know the river has its destination. The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open, and our heads above the water. See who is in there with you and celebrate.

At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally. Least of all, ourselves. For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt.

The time of the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves!

Banish the word struggle from your attitude and your vocabulary.

All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.

—The Elders Oraibi
Arizona Hopi Nation

Enjoy today and do not forget to vote!

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November 3, 2009 - Posted by | Crafting, economy, self sufficiency

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