I believe that unarmed truth & unconditional love will have the final word in reality.
~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.~
The Voice of SFR Teachers
Share their thoughts, feelings and reflections
|We asked our teachers to share what they are feeling, keeping this open and many of us were numb, especially when the riots and destruction of neighborhoods that came betwixt and between the protest and the Black Lives Matter Movement.|
One of our beloved elders brought something to my attention that really touched us, mentioning their experience of a concentration camp, having suffered separation from their father who was taken as a prisoner of war. The atomic bomb in Japan, there is so much more.
We are here to support everyone, memories do arise within times of uprising, looting, burning and riots globally and in our own neighborhoods bring up a lot of old stuff and trauma.
There are two words of advice from our elder, for the Here and Now;
1: NO Fear
2: Forgiveness (for ourselves and others)
Thank you for being so honest and vulnerable yet passionate to share to all in these times and yet recognized as a movement of humanity. An extension of support being sent to all our elders, young children and everyone in between, for this is our world, our earth and all our relationships we must continue to take care of one another.
Thank you to all the wisdom keepers, you inspire us to speak our minds and walk in beauty and walk in balance.
The stones of shared land sing a song to the footsteps,
the dances, the marches, of us.all.
Only when we all sing can the song be heard
The forests of shared land sing a song to the fires, of us. all.
This rolling earth shouts of the struggles that change this land
This rolling land sounds off the movement of people on the road to justice.
There is no voice until we are all singing.
The work is not done.
There is no justice until there is justice for all.
Red road or black top, dirt track or trail,
my feet will fit to this pathway to reconciliation.
I will sing you on this road. I will walk this road with you.
I will raise my voice.
Until we are all singing.
Each one is a human being.
See past sex, age, and personal identification.
See past color, race, and ethnicity.
See past culture, profession, and religion.
See past linguistics, philosophy, and social structure.
See the deep truth.
The dark and the light are one.
I am you.
You are me.
We are a masterful variety.
Whole and complete.
|Cristina Maria Humming Bird Medicine|
See the Beauty
May we see the beauty through all...
- Through the despair, pain & fear -
Let us see nations coming together
Nature demonstrating its power to heal & restore
Humans awakening to the knowing
that every individual & every breath
are worth more - & like Nature
our colors are our brilliance
our differences are our gifts
our oneness is our strength...
May we see the beauty through all.
In deep gratitude & reverencia, siempre
Prayer of Loving Kindness
May all beings be peaceful.
May all beings be happy.
May all beings be safe.
May all beings awaken
To the light of their true nature.
May all beings be free.
- From the Buddhist Metta Sutta-
I pray for the healing of this land for us to unite together as one people one nation or we share the same blood I am you and you are me for there is no separation we are truly one.
|This time now has been foretold by the Wisdomkeepers of the Andes. It is called the Pachakuti, when the Earth turns inside out and is the end of time as we know it. But, with every ending, there is a beginning. |
This is the wake-up calling that has brought millions together across the globe..to march and be proactive in Oneness, choosing compassion and unity over division and oppression. We are the Ones and we are ready.
|Peace in the Tyranny of Fear|
The murder of George Floyd is the opening curtain for a significant
and unpresidential play of social engineering in our communities.
This play had been going on for generations.
What makes this play of 2020 so profound is that it quickly
recruited the entire audience within it. The whole country is the
Wherever you are, or in what direction you are viewing this play,
you are apart of it whether you are conscious of your part in it or
I hope that we are preparing to recite our lines, our poets, our
musical notes, and our personal songs.
Everyone, home and abroad have a significant contribution to this
For those who are feeling anxious, angry, fearful, in these
extraordinary times, I encourage you to do your best to find peace
first within yourselves.
Pay close attention to your E- Motions (energy in motion) and how
they manifest in your frame of the world.
What are your feelings saying to you? Are these vibrational waves
producing sensations of sadness, rage, or a romantic idea of
Don't think for a moment that our thoughts do not matter. They are
the very fabrics, the foundation of our realities.
How we feel matters most at this time. Our thoughts, our word
power, are the authors, and the directors of this unpresidential
We can, and we must be consciously aware of this social
engineering that is running the show.
The critics are everywhere, rearranging, and adjusting the
narratives about the invisible virus, street protests, riots, the
destruction of communities, and the aggrandizing of politicians.
They are all connected.
It takes courage to be free, but overcoming the fear of death will
free us of anxiety, sadness, depression, and anger when we
remember that there is only oneness.
Word of wisdom from Black Elk; a medicine man of Oglala Lakota
people, first (Turtle Island) Nation;
I quote, "The first peace, which is the most important, is that which
comes within the souls of people when they realize their
relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers.
When they realize that at the center of the universe dwells the
Great Spirit, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within
each of us."
We are here in this time to bear witness to changes. Our
grandmothers, grandfathers, lives within us all.
Seek their counsel wisdom in ways on how to take ownership of
Take your seat in the circle and remember the inspiring words of
the Hopi prophecy: "We are the one we have been waiting for.”
I'm Henry flying eagle bear I'm a man of light and a retired NYPD Detective. I feel pain for my human Family.
The only path to take is the one of peace.
We have to learn the lessons Of The Peacemaker
|It is Saturday, June 6, 2020. Every day for nearly two weeks a memory from 2008 has passed through my mind and stopped me in my tracks. At that time, I was looking at trips to take with my then partner. One day I excitedly said to him, “We should take a road trip through the South!”|
He paused, looked at me with great seriousness, and said, “I’m black. You’re white. We’re a gay couple. It’s never going to happen.”
I felt like a naïve fool. All I wanted was to share my joy and the tremendous desire I had to spend time with the man I loved, and I’d not considered what a trip like that in the United States could mean to him.
Many Americans, and people across the globe, are getting a fast and furious education about what black and brown people in the US have had to think about and deal with for generations regarding their personal safety. That it took an event so profoundly tragic and shockingly documented as the death of George Floyd to shake us out of our slumber and to act is not that surprising to me. It is a reminder of how uneducated, numb, and complacent we can be as individuals and as a nation.
When I learned about George Floyd’s death, I did what I often do when faced with anything that causes me to feel anger and despair - I turned to meditation, looked inside, and took personal inventory. It has not been a comfortable process.
I looked at my past thoughts and words about people of color, extending far back into my childhood. I looked at my complicity and silence. I looked at my fear. I looked at my privilege and ignorance. I cried – a lot. I felt my helplessness and hopelessness. I took refuge in conversations with friends and family. I read and watched news reports about and felt inspired by the wave of protests. I made a list of books and films to watch that deal with racial injustice. I have used YouTube to find clips of black leaders and activists speaking about their experiences of being harassed and discriminated against in multiple ways and in a myriad of places.
My process is ongoing. Never has Gandhi’s advice to ‘be the change’ resonated so powerfully. Nor has this quote by the author, poet, and activist James Baldwin:
“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.”
"What did you expect? I don’t know why we’re so surprised. When you put your foot on a man’s neck and hold him down for three hundred years, and then you let him up, what’s he going to do? He’s going to knock your block off." -Lyndon Johnson following the MLK Assassination Riots
I stand for Unity. I stand for Peace. I pray that we all can open our minds and understanding to Oneness. It is our true reality and being. It is simple physics.
Rumi points out we are not a drop in the ocean, we are the whole ocean in a drop. How beautiful! So much movement is possible, storms and calm. We are challenged now to bring this vast ocean back into balance, back to heart. Anger is a powerful engine for change.
May this anger help bring lasting change, renewing hope and peace and acceptance of our unity.
MLK’s ghost is marching in the streets.
The rubber bullets and tear gas pass right through him.
Everything he ever loved is dying,
his hopes and dreams crushed on the pavement, burning
in the fires and the beatings, civil rights all but returned
to the apocalyptic sunset of the War Between the States.
If MLK’s dog were there, he would piss on those cops,
or at least the trees and hydrants around them.
Guard dogs are attacking the crowds
and the Clan is in the White House.
In MLK’s time they didn’t arrest reporters
but now the media is the enemy of the people.
We have relapsed to hatred and chaos –
tell that to the cherry blossoms around the Monument.
We are living in the margins of the forest
where the wild dogs tear things limb from limb.
Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep
by Mary Elizabeth Frye
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am in a thousand winds that blow,
I am the softly falling snow.
I am the gentle showers of rain,
I am the fields of ripening grain.
I am in the morning hush,
I am in the graceful rush
Of beautiful birds in circling flight,
I am the starshine of the night.
I am in the flowers that bloom,
I am in a quiet room.
I am in the birds that sing,
I am in each lovely thing.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there. I do not die.
The Road Home
We stand at the edge of a cliff
the Soul of Humanity in our hands,
Each of us asked to hold our breath –
Touched and shattered as never before
having watched the killing of George Floyd –
A Beloved we did not yet know –
We are given the task of healing the wounds
of all that is unjust, that separates us,
shuts down the heart of knowing who we are --
Daughters & Sons of Creation, All
We look to the Rainbow Sky
And see we are not alone –
For at our back are Songs of New Earth:
Let us raise our Hearts like sails
Catch the Courageous Love of Each Other
Seeking our Way Home.
|Mia Roman Wakia Yari Medicine Woman|
|I STAND WITH THE RIGHT TO PROTEST AND SPEAK FOR JUSTICE FOR ALL BEINGS ON THIS EARTH. I PRAY THAT HEALING AND CHANGE HAPPENS AS WE UNITE AS ONE VOICE.|
IT'S IN OUR DNA TO PROTEST AND SPEAK AGAINST BIASES, INJUSTICES, INEQUALITY, DISCRIMINATION, ABUSE, AND SEPERATISM. WE ARE BORN PROTESTING AGAINST THINGS WE DO NOT LIKE, UNFAIR TREATMENT, RACISM, POLITICS, VIOLENCE, DIFFERENCES OF OPINION ETC.... LET US LISTEN TO ONE ANOTHER WITH OPEN HEARTS AND EARS, CREATE CONVERSATIONS OF CHANGE AND ELEVATION WITHOUT JUDGEMENT AND RIDICULE. LET US LOVE MORE, BE PATIENT, KIND, HEAL, LEARN FROM ONE ANOTHER, AND BE UNITED.
LOOK AT THE CHILD THAT HAS A TANTRUM... THEY ARE PROTESTING FOR WHAT THEY WANT AND FEEL IS NOT FAIR OR UNJUST TO THEM. THIS IS TO SAY THE RIGHT TO PROTEST IS SOMETHING GIVEN TO US BY BIRTH, IT IS OF A CERTAIN FEELING AND ENERGY THAT IS IMBEDED WITHIN EACH OF US. WE LEARN TO USE OUR VOICES TO EXPRESS AND COMMUNICATE FEELINGS AND THOUGHTS.
PROTESTING HAS EVOLVED AND CAN CREATE CHANGE, ELEVATION, PEACE, UNITY AND LOVE. LET US UTILIZE THIS POWER FOR THE POSITIVE AND LEAD BY EXAMPLE.
John Lennon said it best..."GIVE PEACE A CHANCE"
LET THERE BE PEACE... ELEVATION...HEALING.. UNDERSTANDING... AND LOVE TO ALL
|May I speak honestly with you who are interested on indigenous and natural methods of healing and I hope that I will be received without fear but with love! |
I do know that the Spirits of the unjustly and violently killed ancestors, yes those who we are afraid to speak about-the slaves! All the ancestors who once existed as slaves
-CRYING FOR JUSTICE!
Yes we are!
Justice is the deepest desire of our Free Human Soul.
And I know because I have seen them with my own Soul’s eyes in Ceremonial space, many times.
Many times, the Souls of unjustly treated ancestors came to me. Because this is part of my work (and many other spiritual workers who are aware of this particular mission as a responsibility).
And today my dear friends, I encourage you, we ALL need to dedicate some time of our Peaceful Protest for Human Rights to;
LIGHT A CANDLE IN MEMORY OF THESE ANCESTORS. George Floyd particularly seems to me as a Spirit who his Soul had an agreement to Awaken at this time, a long lost longing for justice.
As healing workers we know that
ALL CAN HAPPEN in the Astral, with INTENTION!
So go to your altar and light a candle, pray for George’s Soul, pray for the Ancestors.
SIMPLY SAY: PLEASE & THANK YOU! Please help me find a NEW WAY.
Thank you for everything you have done so i can be alive and can fight for Human Rights today.
AND GIVE AN OFFERING OF THANKS.
One that your heart will guide you to.
To the Fire, Water, to the Elements.
And Pray for Balance and Peace to Prevail.
It has been about ten years that I keep repeating: Having a Sacred Altar in your home is a Revolutionary Act-Because you take your Spirit's Fate in your Own Hands (and your family’s).
Words and Intentions have Power, Prayer is a Powerful Intentions.
So let's Pray in front of our Altar for the Souls and for all beings in All the Worlds to be Happy, Healthy & Free!
To All my Relations
|While we may be in the Chinese New Year of the Metal Rat, to me this year feels more like Snake Medicine because our safety and comforts, encased in our norms, are being torn away.|
We are being laid bare, raw and vulnerable, to the inevitability of Impermanence and Change. While we cannot control external events fueling the cauldron we occupy, the things we can control are to be clear with our intention, to keep our spiritual practice as close as our breath, and say “yes” to absorbing the unlimited love available.