Friday, April 14, 2017

friends & relations

People come into your life
for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
When you figure out which one it is,
you will know what to do for each person.
~ Anonymous

Phases of our lives.

Of all our relations friendship is the most valued and valuable.

So fragile and ephemeral and yet the foundation upon which our lives rest and are weighed.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

into the fire

"I think the role of the artist is always twofold: One is reacting to your time and the other is chronicling your time." ~ Neil Gaiman

We definitely are living in interesting times. More so than ever this shows up in our lives whether we are aware of it or not. How we show up in our lives now is truly revealing.

Creating a home and a private pocket of my own is a priority for this Cancer Monkey.

Yet recent nesting challenges have been particularly prickly. An emotional roller coaster that has thrown me into dizzying heights and depressing lows as I hunt for another apartment.

My neighborhood for the past six years has grown popular and overpopulated. Making it harder to find a quiet corner in which to roost.

Loving the area too much to budge or seek other options just yet, I feel my breath catch and my muscles knot up as I go through the days listing with my realtor.

Enough already and let me unpack my stuff from storage and get on with my life!

Due to pressing demands prices have escalated and spaces have shrunk. I'm refuse to give up or give in. Even if it's become harder to lean into these shifting gusts of change.

My current situation feels a lot like a microcosm of the macro upheavals that our nation is going through at the moment.

On the one hand, not having a home whose hatches I can batten down. On the other divide, feeling exposed and vulnerable in this Trump induced chaos.

This change warrior is growing fierce and strong, honed in these extremes. 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

dreaming the world into being

We came as creators, not to be regurgitators.

It is delicious to take thought beyond. ~ Ahraham-Hicks

All of creation is energy - a combination of vibration and light.

All humans have the ability to dream the world into creation.

We all hold energy that can be made manifest by the power of our intention.

Clarity and discernment are key to the drive and focus that motivate the intent.

How we interpret and direct what motivates us.

How we are driven and at the effect of our emotions.

This dictate our results and outcome.

Learn and educate yourself beyond your circle of comfort and knowledge.

Get curious.

Immerse your Self.

Fiction has two uses. Firstly, it’s a gateway drug to reading. The drive to know what happens next, to want to turn the page, the need to keep going, even if it’s hard, because someone’s in trouble and you have to know how it’s all going to end … that’s a very real drive. And it forces you to learn new words, to think new thoughts, to keep going. To discover that reading per se is pleasurable. ~ Neil Gaiman

Monday, March 13, 2017

Hail Hillary!

March is Women's History Month, when we commemorate the struggle for women's rights and celebrate the political, social, economic and cultural achievements of women throughout history.

The theme of 2017 is "Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business."

Never has that been more important than today here in the US under the misogynistic "the Donald."

Sunday, March 5, 2017

anthem to humanity

In the United States, National Anthem Day is every March 3rd, in celebration of the day congress made the "Star-Spangled Banner" our official national anthem, which only happened in 1931.

Prior to that what stirred the spirit of local residents? Before the immigrants came to these native shores what was the unifying call to prayer among local inhabitants and First Nations?

Thursday, February 23, 2017

people power

In the Philippines we are now celebrating the 31st Anniversary of the People Power Revolution that ousted former dictator, Ferdinand Marcos.

At the corner of EDSA & Boni

With the current president an avid fan of the Marcos family - who facilitated the burial of this malevolent dictator in our local heroes' cemetery, desecrating sacred ground - sore wounds have opened up and festered once again. 

We have to ask, when will justice be served and can some form of closure be honorably and decently achieved after all these years?

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Happy Birthday, President Washington!

This day on February we prefer to celebrate George Washington's birthday since contemplating its other incarnation is just too dismal.

Washington Crossing the Delaware December 25, 1776 by Emanuel Leutze (1851)

Here at Change Warrior, we refuse to celebrate the day as President's Day since our current president [the 45th] is [1] not presidentiable at all in our opinion, and [2] is a pill who has squashed any sort of celebration not dedicated to his most non-magnificent self. 

Washington's Birthday, Fifth Avenue at 23rd Street by Childe Hassam (1916)