“All we need is the morning. As long as there is sunrise, then there is the possibility that we can face all of our misfortunes, celebrate all our blessings, and live all our endeavors as human beings. Spirituality is something that has become necessary in these troubled times. Yet it is inherently superfluous. We need it to remind ourselves, to bolster ourselves, to integrate ourselves, to fulfill ourselves. If we could simply acknowledge the mystery of night and the glory of morning, we would need neither civilization nor spirituality. At its simplest, life begins with dawn. That is blessing enough. All else becomes fullness immeasurable. At dawn, kneel down and give thanks for this wonderful event. We may think mornings are so common they are unworthy of veneration, but do you realize most places in the cosmos do not have mornings? This daily event is our supreme goodness. Greet the dawn. That is your miracle to witness. That is the ultimate beauty. That is sacredness. That is your gift from heaven. That is your omen of prophesy. That is knowledge that life is not futile. That is enlightenment. That is your meaning in life. That is your directive. That is your comfort. That is the solemnity of duty. That is inspiration for compassion. That is the light of the ultimate.” ~Deng Ming-Dao from 365 Tao: Daily Meditations

Artist- Art by Rez

Art by Rez

“Imagine that the whole world belongs to you. The birch trees in New Hampshire’s White Mountains are yours, and so are the cirrus clouds in the western sky at dusk and the black sand on the beaches of Hawaii’s big island. You own everything, my dear sovereign – the paintings in all the museums of the world, as well as the internet and the wild horses and the roads. Please take good care of it all, OK? Be an enlightened monarch who treats your domain with reverent responsibility. And make sure you also enjoy the full measure of fun that comes with such mastery. Glide through life as if all of creation is yearning to honor and entertain you.” ~Rob Brezsny

the world is yours

Happy New Moon! “This New Moon is the perfect opportunity to reset, to pray, to set intentions and to be involved in community in a way that is meaningful. It is important to look ahead instead of looking back. Forgiveness plays a big part today as you contemplate the challenges you have just been through. Take a deep breath and allow the goodness and love of the universe to penetrate into your soul. Honor that today is the first day of the rest of your life. How do you want to live it? If you allow it, your personal medicine has the potential to be seen by others and nurtured by spirit. Say some prayers today for that to manifest. Stay away from self judgment and remember that with all the transition and changes going on within you and around you, you are only half baked. This new moon supports a creative container for personal expression. There is a desire to be heard, not in an ego way but in an authentic yearning to be your unique contribution in this life. Don’t be afraid to dream big and to show up. Anything can happen. Decide that the “anything” will be supportive and wonderful.” ~Lena Stevens

New Moon Art by Aledin

Art by Aledin


“May I be a guard for those who need protection, A guide for those on the path, A boat, a raft, a bridge for those who wish to cross the flood. May I be a lamp in the darkness, A resting place for the weary, A healing medicine for all who are sick, A vase of plenty, a tree of miracles; And for the boundless multitudes of living beings, May I bring sustenance and awakening, Enduring like the earth and sky Until all beings are freed from sorrow, And all are awakened.” ~ A prayer from Shantideva

Art by Autumn Skye ART

Art by Autumn Skye

“Gossamer threads of life hold me, perched between Earth and Sky, Weaving the web, Dreaming the dream, Through the two worlds I will fly. With you as my muse, Mother, I create the substance of dreams, Allowing the artist within me To fashion my life with esteem. I mold the clay of experiences into a sacred medicine bowl, Capturing the essence of living as it sings deep in my soul. Your secrets of creation, Mother, Have taught me when to destroy, the chains that have bound me, limiting the expression of my joy. You have taught me how to labor, Giving birth to the visions within, Setting them free like silver arrows, Kindling the fire of creation again.” ~ From the 13 Original Clan Mothers

Artwork by Mark Henson

Art by Mark Henson