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Truth, Love, Beauty and all things Virtuous


December 2015

Fear Not: The Unchanging Message

Look Not Behind, Looking Forward

Monument Valley Belief

Festivities to ‘Keep Us Right’

Ancient Greece


“But the gods, in their compassion for the hardships incident to our human lot, have appointed the cycle of their festivals to provide relief from this fatigue, besides giving us the Muses, their leader Apollo, and Dionysus to share these festivals with us and keep them right, with all the spiritual sustenance these deities bring to the feast.” –Plato

Knowing Who We Are Helps Us See Others as They Actually Are


“We are beings dual in nature: we are both physical beings as well as spiritual beings. For most of us, however, it takes time and practice to really connect to our true spiritual selves. It takes dedicated focus to make our way past the social masks we wear, the protective defenses we have put up, and the unproductive or negative thoughts in our minds.

When we understand who we are, we not only recognize our own potential but recognize that others are also spiritual beings with their own potential. We understand that all persons are of infinite worth and that we are not superior or inferior to anyone, no matter their circumstances—whether they are wealthy or poor, famous or unknown, sophisticated or simple, learned or uneducated; whether they have physical or mental disabilities; or whether they are just plain difficult to get along with or not. We respect all regardless of race, color, creed, cultural differences, educational differences, and behavior. When we see through the eyes of our true self, we see others as who they actually are—spiritual sons and daughters of God. When we understand who others are, we act differently toward them. We become more compassionate and try not to cause harm to them.”

-Diane Strong-Krause, “Be Anchored in Order to Soar”

Purple Flower

Wise Men Still Seek Christ: Remember the Season, Echo the Reason

What Shall We Give This Christmas Season

Go Forth Feasting

Father ChristmasWhat blustring Noise now interrupts my Sleepe?
What echoing Shouts thus cleaue my chrystal Deep?
And call mee hence from out my watrie Court?
What Melodie, what Sounds of Joy and Sport,
Bee these heere hurld from eu’rie neighbour Spring?
With what lowd Rumours doe the Mountaines ring?
Which in unusuall Pompe on tip—toes stand,
And (full of Wonder) ouer—looke the Land?
Whence come these glittring Throngs, these Meteors bright,
This golden People set unto my Sight?
Whence doth this Praise, Applause, and Loue, arise?
What Load—starre east—ward draweth thus all Eyes?… -William Drummond



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