THANK YOU, I AM Grateful For My Life.

When I am down, or feeling fearful the best exercise, I have learned, is to be grateful for everything I have in my life. Friends, family, my life and my work in this world.

I feel this push back rising in my heart. Yes there may be changes and what is my opportunity in that space?

I have for years kept mostly to the same track for income and not relied on anything else. Now, however, I am willing to expand out and see what I, at 75, have to offer folks and express myself in other ways.

Soon enough, there may be changes to my job in the arena of time available for me to work in a specialty I have been at for well, I am not going to tell you but, I should, but please don’t be judgemental that I am still working after 51 years. I like working as a CRNA. I like the field I have chosen. I appreciate the folks I work with and my job is reasonably close by with a lovely drive through the local hills. There is the rising sun sky, the cloud action, the air so fresh and so clean for any one who remembers that song, walls and walls of green, not much traffic, the occassional cop. What’s not to like? Coming home it’s watch your speed and funnily enough today the radio just got stuck on the music of Sting rather than the tutorial I was trying to tune into.

Now I am looking at alternatives. I will never not work because I am interested. I am interested in life and I am interested in teaching what I have learned, in practising my Energy healing arts, I love to write stories and poetry and I have a poetry book I published in 2017. INSIDE OUTSIDE poems by Sue Silver available at http://www.amazon.com

I love being a contribution to this world. I know I can balance work and play. I have been for many years a spiritual person. I have great devotion for the Divine and I have studied with several teachers. It is very gratifying to see the spiritual growth in this world and the understanding expanding that indeed we are all one. I want to stick around for the changes. I want to see the world come out of that state of fear into the state of love. A state where we truly serve each other and our planet.

I am teaching Esoteric classes at a local Yoga studio. I love it. I have a 5 week series on Understanding Your Energetic Body. We are so programmed in our minds from birth and meditation is a chance to step out of that programming and into a connection with your true self that is in the state of love. Fall in love with yourself.

I was recently listening to a very wonderful teacher who managed in 3 You Tube presentations to really succinctly put what I have been learning these last many years in a nutshell. I do not want to diminish the time I have been training with any of my teachers throughout my life and as we all know being taught something and being able to take it in and understand it are two different things.

I offer you my teachers website http://sai-maa.com. Sai Maa is an Enlightened Master, one who is one with the Divine, one who has come out of the state of duality, good, bad, right, wrong.One who sees God everywhere. Maa is an amazing teacher and now at https://www.awakenedlife.love you can see the teachers Maa has taught offering the programs to energize your path to freedom and fulfillment.

The second teacher is Dr Bruce Lipton PH.d He speaks of the cellular body and it’s potential and carries on from there. Just wonderful. Find him on youtube.

There are a few things that you may be interested to know concerning the greening of our world:. annual increases of the consumable human energy sources are coming from alternative energy. Solar, wind, hydro, and geothermal.Denmark on a good day 140% from wind, Costa Rica, 99% from renewables and well look it up.https://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/?page=renewable_home Only the US is lagging and we are catching up. In the US 17.1 % in 2015- it’s probably better now. Why? because alternative energy sources are cheaper than fossil fuels. The US could do a lot better and must do so. Please make some demands in this arena and recycle.

I am so excited as I step into an expanding future into which I carry my heart and the possibility of what life can truly be like here on planet earth as we step into realizing our true potential, our true presence as unique, vibrant, intelligent human beings contibuting to one another and to our living and vital earth planet from whom we receive this opportunity to create, to play and to be REALLY in heaven on earth.

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I love my writing life and I love when I am challenged to write more. Like many gifts that I am blessed to have I do not use it enough. These last 2 years I have been fortunate to have a weekly poetry group that I meet with which has really helped me expand my writing. I also have 2 other writing mentors in my life which are pushing me to expand. I have no shortage of things to talk about. In 2017 I published my first poetry book,” Inside Outside” poems by Sue Silver, which is available on Amazon. The photograph on the cover is one of my own with green coloring to it which was done by my wonderful graphic artist Janice Olsen.

I would like to tell you all about my life growing up in the US and New Zealand. How I traveled to Australia got a skiing job there, how terrible I was at waitressing, went to  Hong Kong got a singing job there and on to the US. Yes, I really will tell you all about it.

I also am working on writing a couple of books. One thing I notice though is I need more time to sit and be. That’s a space for me that I seldom take. I am always busy.

Watch this space. I will also share photos of my recent trip to India and the Kumbh Mela with Sai Maa last February. It was great to be in India again. After my program in Allahabad, we went to Varanasi for the dedication of Sai Maa’s ashram. From there my traveling companion and good friend Pam and I went to New Delhi where we visited again Chandni Chowk Market in Old Delhi. This time we went on foot so I got much better photographs. We visited the Jama Masjid Mosque and I was able to take some lovely photographs. On my birthday we went to Agra to visit the Taj Mahal. It was a very special day for me. I love India, it was so wonderful to be able to visit this exciting land once again.

The Yamuna River from the Taj Mahal

At the Taj Mahal on my Birthday

POETRY AND MORE

FIND IT LOCALY

I am having a new life after many years of struggle. No this is not new news but it is wonderful news.

I was tired and beat down and so worn out from years of too much! My health was not good, but the worst thing that had happened was that I had lost my connection to the Divine. I am so happy to report that it all turned out well. I was very delighted to meet my Spiritual Teacher Sai Maa Lakshmi Devi. It has to be pretty amazing when your teacher calls you on your phone. It is a privilege to see one’s teacher regularly to have her correct you, to have a Teacher who carries the title Jagadguru, Guru of all Gurus. “It is the Love,” says Maa in her interview with A reporter Cindi. Check out youtube sai maa with Cindi.

And I, so blessed to be Maa’s student.
The most important thing I learned from Maa was to access the Divine within my very own heart. Within my very own breath.

In the 10 years since I have been with Sai Maa, I am so healed. So much more aware. So happy, so happy I have to tell you, I feel so empowered and so, so very delighted to be on this path. Stay tuned.

http://www.sai-maa.com  Maa is an enlightened Master and her teachings are so applicable to a day to day  life. Check Maa out.

POETRY AT THE FOLEY FOR 100,000 POETS FOR CHANGE and Some Folly History

It seems that so much is happening so often that I do not take the time to practice my yoga short of a couple of positions, or garden instead of taking a brisk walk. There are late tomatoes coming in,eggplant and some Swiss Chard. With the weather cooling and the leaves coloring up it is an excellent time for me to take a walkabout with my camera. This morning I had a dream that I was in a martial arts class. The exercises were wonderful  for my back so I got up and did them! Wonderful.

This last weekend was very busy with many poetry events. On Saturday we had the 100,000 POETS FOR CHANGE at the Folly on the Bradley and Carol Sander’s Farm. As always it was wonderful to be there!

There were many poets reading and performing their works throughout the day. We had delicious food and drink provided by A Step in Time from Harper’s Ferry and Ron Kipling Williams an activist spoken word performance artist from Baltimore headlined.

Al Thomas, the driving force of the Folly structure was at the poetry event also and it was great to see him there. He was telling the story of how the Folly came about.

He had been off work for awhile as he was caring for his mother who had alzheimer’s and he was in need of a project. Al has been a timber framer for many years practicing his craft all over the world. He asked Bradley Sanders who agreed and so the Folly came to be.

The Folly is set among the trees on the farm and seating is provided by wonderful wooden benches also handmade and supported by logs of varying heights.

I was blessed to be part of the construction of the Folly. Helping with preparation and videoing the event and the erection. It is a tremendous pity that video disappeared.  Oh well, time passes, 23  and some years ago. Al  and a crew of us locals also built a Trebuchet and a throne in the timber frame format.

Over the years the Folly has provided a stage for the Fishtails production a musical with amazing large automated puppets created by Bradley Sanders and produced by Lisa Lafferty with local children and some adults performing. Many musicians and poets and artists have graced the stage of the Folly. We had the Tiny Circus perform a couple of years and it has been the site of the other timber frame projects and workshops. A truly rich experience and one we appreciate and will do so for many years to come.

AT THE TOWN PARADE

I have a few photographs to share from our recent Shepherdstown parade. Top Left the historic auto, Benita Keller photographer and Steve,An Avanti and lastly my friend Kerry and her daughter Elizabeth.Women of the Eastern Star. Incidentally there is an Eastern Star engraved into the hearth at my old home, built in the late 1800s.

INSIDE OUTSIDE Poems by Sue Silver

I am pleased to announce the publication by New Academia Press of my poetry book Inside Outside Poems by Sue Silver. It is available online through New Academia Press at http://www.newacademia.com  

I had reading and book signing which was very well attended at Four Seasons Books in my town here in Shepherdstown,on May 20th. I happened to stop in later, the 1st of June or so and Kendra said oh look at this. Every month they publish a list of what bestsellers at the bookstore. At the top in number 1 place for fiction was my book. A poetry book best seller in the fiction category for the month of May! Perfect. I am thrilled.

My book is also available on Amazon. Look for me there as  INSIDE OUTSIDE Poems by Sue Silver.

 

 

INSIDE OUTSIDE Poems by Sue Silver

I am pleased to announce the publication of my first poetry book by New Academia Press, INSIDE OUTSIDE Poems by Sue Silver. Wonderful! Fantastic!! all those wonderful words. I am so happy.

I will be doing a reading and signing of my book at Four Season’s Books at 116 W German St, Shepherdstown, WV 25443 at 2pm. Please come.

Here’s a taste from my book.

 

 

HEADING THAT WAY

 

They say if you wish to reach enlightenment

you must lose your desires.

 

Well that’s a tough one.

Why would I wish to give up my little wants

 

my wishes and the stuff that gets me outta bed

like earning that paycheck

 

so I can head home to New Zealand for eight weeks

whose lovely green shores, land of the long white cloud

 

I haven’t set foot on for over 10 years.

See the faces, share the love with my family there,

 

I had to weep and when my old love met me

at the airport, his voice, his walk just the same in that corner

 

of my heart where we never let go.

How about that desire to scratch that itch?

 

Never mind the racks of clothes and shoes

the jewelry in that big glass case

 

I just want to hear the loudest thunder cracking overhead

waking me in my bed, sit on my porch and breathe the rain.

 

Just one more time, this time, I want to feel my heart

explode with love, know the joy, the tenderness in this moment.

 

DARK WATER

 

The dark waters, brown colored

in their depths, know nothing of my blood

running out from this deep gash

while fishing, this new knife unwieldy in my hands.

 

 

The kindness of strangers

asking if I’d caught anything

helping in my distress to bind my wound

stem the flow for all I know

the uncaught fish sallying for light

caught in a flash of reflection

watched me from beneath the pier

amazed at my ignorance, eating gladly

the bloodworm I dropped there.

 

 

At the hospital the nurses take such care

I am swept and cleaned and stitched

the lost light of this lovely afternoon

a picture past.

 

I visit again this windy pier

I do not cast nor attend to fishing gear

but walk and sit and linger in the cold

and ask the fish for another year.

 

My book is available at    INSIDE OUTSIDE Poems by Sue Silver   amazon.com

 

I am going to start doing readings at other venues as well. I’ll let you know.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARE YOU READY?

Since the election of our present administration, many people have been thrown into standing up more fully to what they believe, but not just believe, know to be right and who they are in their heart of hearts. The progress we have made in caring for our planet, the environments of our health, our country, our stand as leaders of the western world and as our own stand as members of a multiracial world with all it’s diversity. The concerns around our  US economy and our own personal stand as human beings in a world which has become more global in it’s needs and perceptions.

The fact that our current Administration is poised to take apart the advances we have made in Environmental stewardship,specifically in this case, the financial support of the Chesapeake Bay cleanup, which has taken enormous strides in the status of it’s ecological balance,and  is now at risk, due to the President’s Executive order on reducing regulations, and taking away any federal funding of the continuing cleanup process.

Here is a link to the website.http://cbf.typepad.com/chesapeake_bay_foundation/2017/02/presidential-executive-order-on-reducing-regulations-how-it-could-affect-chesapeake-bay-restoration.html

OF NOTE:  We call the federal pollution limits and the state plans, together, the Chesapeake Bay Clean Water Blueprint. The deadline for completing the Blueprint is 2025.

“The Blueprint recognizes that millions of pounds of nitrogen land directly in the Bay from air pollution. That nitrogen comes largely from burning fossil fuels to, for example, provide electricity and power our cars. The Blueprint provides that new Clean Air Act regulations would limit nitrogen from those sources. Some of those regulations must be updated. Because of the order, however,  may not improve those rules and the amount of nitrogen from the air may not be decreased sufficiently to meet Blueprint goals and a restored Bay.”

Source includes:  Chesapeake Bay Foundation website.

OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL FRONTS:  OUR UNDERGROUND WATER AQUIFERS

Save the water.org. There are a important facts at this site concerning the continuing pollution of our water supplies. Here’s the bottom line. “….even here in the U.S. where regulations are stringent, we find unacceptable levels of dangerous chemicals in our drinking water.”

Source of quote http://savethewater.org/2013/11/06/water-contaminants-sources/

Be involved. educate yourself, make a difference and speak up.

Last but not least I would like to address how important it is to align ourselves with the Divine. What the heck is that you well may ask!

There is so much Light coming to our planet at this time. Our world is going through a state of transformation to a State of Transfiguration. Thus the inflowing powerful new spiritual energies of the Light Alliance from our Galaxy and beyond  working closely with many humans is affecting our planet. The  dark Cabal is being shown to humanity.

I can only be responsible for my own spiritual strength by practicing meditation, my mantra and what forms I have been taught that do really strengthen and deepen my experience of Divine Love and real Peace within me. Are you ready?

The Holiday Season

It is for some, Christmas and others Hanukkah, still others, a celebratory meal, family gathering, perhaps for some it is a soup kitchen,or perhaps none of those. It is traditionally a time of sharing and giving.

We are in the consciousness of a human world complete with it’s foibles, fears, strengths and weaknesses.  Wars,bar fights and drunkenness, and addictions.  Wars between men and women, people, religion and ideas.

What  can  we do to heal our wounds? Bring peace to this world for those of us who might be interested in doing so. It sure won’t happen by fighting war with war. As this article  in the Earthjustice blog, an article written by Raul Garcia reads…

WE’RE MISSING 90 PERCENT OF THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE STORY

By Raul Garcia | Tuesday, November 22, 2016

He says when he went there to report and see the for himself what was going on. “We were missing how peaceful, respectful and solemn this struggle is.Even when we were talking about politics, the sacredness of it all was what tribe members conveyed as important. The respect of the people overcame any thought of animosity, and the solemnity of the place and the need to protect nature inspired peaceful unity. This indigenous vision of sacred air, sacred water and sacred land was striking to me.”He also said “he had not  seen a single story ( in the media) that elevates this type of story.”

An interview with the chairman of the Indian Sioux nations Dave Archambalt II, told of his insistence that all those gathered make their presence a prayer. “We are not here to fight, we are here to save our water through a prayerful presence.”

We all know what the outcome for at least the short term is for the Dakota Pipeline. Once the Trump administration gets in, well, that may be a different story. The point of saying this is that Mr Garcia went on to say and don’t we all know it, that in Washington DC where he lives “polarized rhetoric dominates the landscape.”

Why are we so addicted to sensation and the negative? How can we have a world of Peace? Perhaps it is an individual story. Raising our own personal vibration to one of that of Peace. A peacefulness that knows no boundaries. I can only be responsible for my own self. My own vibration and I know that by meditation, breath work and mantra, dancing and chanting, I find my vibration is raised and it feels good as well.

I have a daily practice of meditation and chanting and mantra. I love my practice. It is a delight and a place of true rest and rejuvenation. A prayerful Presence.

Whatever we want in our lives it pales to the scope of this work. We well may ask ourselves why we came to this planet, why we took birth now, when all the signs say the great transformation is at hand. The Hopi call it the coming of the Fifth World.

The Hopi prophesies also predict a nuclear holocaust. The Hindu calendar predicts Peace. A Golden Age of Peace.

Are you ready? Are you up for the real fight? Your strength of heart and mind, your alignment with your soul? Alignment with the  Divine Light? Here then, is the invitation.