Hear the words of the Star Goddess, the dust of whose feet are the hosts of heaven, whose body encircles the universe …
“I who am the beauty of the green Earth,
The white Moon among the Stars,
And the Mystery of the Waters,
I call upon your soul to arise and come unto Me.
For I am the Soul of Nature, which gives life to the universe.
From Me all things proceed,
And unto Me they must return.
Let My worship be in the heart that rejoices,
For behold – all acts of love and pleasure are My rituals.
Let there be beauty and strength,
Power and compassion,
Honour and humility,
Mirth and reverence within you.
And you who seek to know Me,
Know that your seeking and yearning will avail you not,
Unless you know the Mystery:
For if that which you seek you find not within yourself,
You will never find it without.
For behold, I have been with you from the beginning,
And I am that which is attained at the end of desire.”
SOMEONE I LOVED
Someone I loved died yesterday. You may ask “Was it a friend?”
I would have to say “yes”, it was indeed a friend, a friend of the utmost devotion. No, not to me. He was a friend of the animal kingdom and the environment of our beloved planet Earth.
This man, Steve Irwin, who hunted crocodiles, became an icon of
adventure, an icon of energy, an icon of enthusiasm. But “icon” sounds too small to describe the largeness of this man.
I loved this man, for he touched something in me that loves all that he loved. It’s no wonder that he became known and loved around the world. Steve hunted crocodiles, not to hurt them, not to exploit them. Steve would not hurt anything–no human being, no animal, no environment. Yet, he died doing what he loved doing, in his cherished environment. He died while making a film for his beloved daughter, Bindie.
It is no wonder that Steve became a true friend to all. But it IS a wonder that his life ended at the “hands” of one of God’s water creatures. There is no way to explain this to his children, or to children around the world.
Steve was “taken out”, and I join the world in mourning this tragic loss.©
God Bless You Terry, Bindie, and Bob.