Acoustic version of the song "Destruction" which was originally released in 1977 by Dorian "Versatile" Hector. It was number one on almost every West Indian island music chart during 1977/78. Now, 40 years later the message is still relevant. So we wonder: Did anything change? Did the human race learn anything? What about progess? What about evolution?
“Die Augen der Zukunft blicken zurück auf uns und beten dafür, dass wir über unsere eigene Zeit hinaus zu sehen lernen mögen. Sie knien mit gefalteten Händen, auf dass wir mit Zurückhaltung handeln und Raum lassen für das Leben, das zu kommen bestimmt ist. Das Wilde zu schützen, heißt das Zarte zu schützen. Vielleicht ist die Wildnis, die wir fürchten, nichts anderes als die Pause zwischen unseren eigenen Herzschlägen, der stille Raum, der uns sagt, dass wir nur der Gnade halber leben. Die Wildnis lebt der selben Gnade halber. Wildes Erbarmen liegt in unserer Hand.” Terry Tempest Williams: Red: Passion and Patience in the Desert
Das Leben ist ein Mysterium, das gelebt und nicht ein Problem, das gelöst werden will.
“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.”
Rainer Maria Rilke
We tend to block out negative thoughts, hoping to build a paradise on earth, where everything is safe, peaceful and perfect. But this will never happen. There is no paradise on earth, and the world out there will not really change. But what we can change are our attitudes and reactions. This means: not what is happening, not sickness or health, not wealth or poverty , not what we have or what is happening to us, determines our attitude towards life; but what we think about it is responsible for our happiness. Life needs to be accepted as a whole. — Also the difficult, the less than perfect, the faulty, suffering, seducing and dark? Yes, even all that. We will not succeed to create paradise on earth. We will not succeed to become perfect. But by accepting all problems, all hardship as challenges to confess our true values, our love, our inner self and to understand all shadow as a proof of light, we create in ourselves the beauty, the peace and the paradise we are longing for.
From the beginning (ἀρχή) there is Sounding Spirit (λόγος), And the Sounding Spirit is with God, And the Sounding Spirit is God, From the beginning it is with God, And all is created by the Sounding Spirit, And without the Sounding Spirit nothing can be created.
(acc. to John 1,1-3)
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Mother Earth, the soft and gentle raindrops are the tears you cry for your children.
Mother Earth hear your child, as I sit here at the fire place, I listen to the echoes of your voice in my brother, the wind, as he blows from all corners and directions, and I listen to the echoes of your voice in my sisters, the trees, as they sing a song from the beginning of times.
Mother Earth, teach me the lessons you offer: to nurture my children, as you nurture yours, to learn the lessons of the Four Kingdoms, that make up this world of physical things, and to learn to walk the path chosen so long ago.
Mother Earth, hear your child, be a bond between the worlds of Earth and Spirit. Let the winds echo the knowledge of the great grandfathers, who await, unseen, yet visible if I only turn my eyes to their world.
Let me hear their voices in the winds that blow to the East. From the East: I seek the lessons of childhood: to see with the trusting innocence of a small one, the lessons of Spirit, given in Love by our Creator.
From the South: to learn the ways of questioning: the fire and independence of adolescence, the truth, and how it helps us grow along this path.
From the West: where the grandfathers teach us acceptance of responsibility that comes during the years of marriage and family, that my own children may grow strong and true.
From the North: where the elders reside, who by their long lives have learned and stored wisdom and knowledge, and learned to walk in balance and harmony with our mother, the Earth, and our father in Heaven.
Mother Earth, hear your child, hold my hand as I walk my path in this world. Guide me to the lessons I seek, bring me closer to our Creator, until I return to the western direction, to once again enter the world of Spirit, where the sacred fire awaits, and I rejoin the council of the elders, in the presence of the One Who-Created-All.
Since 2008 more than 50,000 humans perished by drowning in the mediterranean sea. If the rich and powerful countries would stop bombing people, stop exploiting people, stop selling weapons, stop supporting dictators, stop claming all ressources for ourselves, these people would have no reason to leave their countries. Since we do not stop to do all these things, it is only consequent to send military into the mediterranean sea instead of rescue boats, it is only consequent to sue the life-savers for human trafficing, it is only consequent to ignore the daily failure to render assistance. The question is not if we want all these refugees in Europe or not. The question is, do we really want to let them die in front of our doorstep? Do we really want to support all this fighting, bombing, all the modern slavery and imperialism, that is reason for all misery and tragedy? Did the human race really develop out of dark middle ages? Are we really the most developed and most intelligent species on this planet??
Patterns of Nature (3 pictures from the photo series)
While patterns in art and craft catch one's eye by regularity and symmetry, nature surprises us with patterns that are "regularly irregular" - and yet beautiful and unique. For many years the photo series "Patterns of Nature" has been pursued. It narrates stories of the order in the chaos, seeks the beauty in the inscrutable and unpredictable, appreciates the individuality in the compound and the mass generated by individuality.
Aluminium 20×28cm, brushed Alu-Dibond, The aluminium gallery mounting bracket with 15mm proximity gives an impression of weightless levitation. The underlying shining brushed aluminium grants a noble effect of golden texture to the photography. Hand-signed by the artist, 166,- €
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Enjoy some moments of the recreative / spring power of Mother Earth:
Staying healthy is not that complicated and expensive. This health guide explains the twelve basic priciples to follow. If you accept these recommendations, you will not only benefit from more years of life, your life will be enriched with a better attitude towards life, with better health and more vitality, so that you can fulfil your calling on earth to the best of your abilities.
My little health guide, published first in 2008 in German, is now also available in English. In additon to the publication as pdf-file a printed edition and the edition as e-book have been released. Now the booklet is available in more than 2000 online stores.
The versions in pdf-file and as printed booklet are designed in the original coloured photographic layout. E-books do not support such art design, because they are supposed to be legible by computers and different reading devices.
How can we talk about Peace in a world without Peace? How can we help the poor in a world where only financial profit and wealth counts, and where the majority of people is being exploited and nature is being destroyed for the wealth of a minority? How can we talk about human being and humanity in a deadhearted inhuman world where maximisation of profit and military power are reigning? How, in remembrance of Francis of Assisi, can we arrange in our christmas crib the animals side by side with men, while animals are being slaughtered and suffer terribly in experimentations and cruel husbandry? How can we worship a child, while we are denying our children a proper childhood by treating them as small adults, consumers, future lawyers, doctors and pension payers – or even as future „loosers“ and jobless people? How can we celebrate that God has joined men, while at the same time, we are pretending not to see Him, we are running away from Him, worshipping everything material and short-lived, but not worshipping God? How can we celebrate Holy Days of Love in a world of fear, hatred, poverty, violence, manipulation and lies?
However we may interpret Christmas, its emotionality, symbolism and spirituality is based on the realisation that the biggest task of our life is to learn the perception of ourselves and of all other people and even of nature as a mirror and an image, in which we see God. There is no other season, when we dare to confess so honestly our desire and our need for Peace, shelter and care. Why is the image of the child in the crib so meaningful to us? Why do we get emotional, although the newborn has not spoken a single word yet, has not ministered yet, not healed the sick, not worked any wonders? It is the secret of any child, that by its simply being it provokes our Love, and that it lives by being loved for nothing and by loving us without condition. The child Jesus grew up, but remained in His boundless Love.
Christmas is our chance to become children again, our chance to love and to be loved. Chirstmas is the possibility of a „resetting“, a calibration of our demands, our ideals, our interpretations, our self-conception and our relations. On Christmas Eve we realise, that we can do it:
go out of the fear into trust, break hatred with Love, share instead of exploit, tell the truth instead of telling lies; instead of playing roles, we can be just ourselves, and instead of executing power, we can give ourselves away in humility.
We should stick to it all — at least until next Christmas!
Lord, make me an instrument of Thy Peace; where there is hatred, let me sow Love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.
Here is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great and swift, That there are those who will be afraid, Who will try to hold on to the shore, They are being torn apart and will suffer greatly. Know that the river has its destination. The elders say we must let go of the shore, Push off into the middle of the river, And keep our heads above water. And I say, see who is there with you and celebrate. At this time in history we are to take nothing personally, Least of all ourselves, for the moment we do, Our spiritual growth and journey come to a halt. The time of the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves. Banish the word struggle from your attitude and vocabulary. All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.
Let us imagine our path of life as a landscape. What would the path of your life at certain times look like? Would it be rather straight or with many curves, maybe even intricate: steeply rising or easy to walk on? Is there a any path at all, or do we have to make a way ourselves? How is the surface at certain times of our life? Is it soft as a forest ground? Or a dangerous swamp? Is it stony with rocks? Did anybody build a bridge for you? How is the landscape through which your path is leading? Is it open ground? or a dense forest? Densely overgrown, so you can hardly see it? Are you sure-footed on your way of life? Do you already know your goal?
Take ten minutes to imagine the landscape or your personal path of life.
This audiovisual journey through impressions of different pathways in nature is accompanied with the wellknown poem by Max Ehrmann, wise advises and wishes for us wanderers in life.
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I am the world. My eyes are the sky. My ears are the wind. My limbs are the trees. I am the rocks, the depth of water, and the height of the mountains, the carpet of grass.
I am the inhale and the exhale, the taking and the giving, I am the moment and the eternity, the change, this world is waiting for, I am the constancy, the decay and the existence I am all potential. I am the Stream of Life.
None other animal than the eagle represents that much freedom and weightlessness. Taking advantage of the bird's eye view sitting on trees or rocks, or flying through the sky, the eagle is always looking for the overview on all what is going on. Obviously nothing can escape his eyes. Such widespread view from above is indeed needed in these times of confusion and disorientation. The eagle also symbolises the spiritual path, he is the messenger of new stages of development and shows unimagined spiritual potentials. The eagle wants to encourage us to climb the dizzy heights in order to get a superior view of the world. When we entrust to him, we will become more self-conscious and realise how limited our thinking and our consciousness have been so far. Then we will see that the full range of our inner land is still quite unexplored. The eagle invites us to this expedition, on which we may reach the kingdom of the sun and the land of self-realisation. This majestic bird teaches us the wisdom of the creation, he represents the light, the consciousness, the freedom and the strength. He wants to point out our higher sense of life by leading us to clearer and more extensive perception of our own character, our inner essence and the nature of the world. The eagle is calling on us to follow his cry, so that we find and live our indiviadual reason for living. Being my totem the eagle decorates the emblem of Joyful-Life. As our fellow creatures, all animals deserve our respect, our sympathy and our love. If man is the God-created son of man, created through Father Heaven and Mother Earth, so all the animals are equal children of Heaven and Earth. They are our brothers and sisters, and we should treat them as such. All creatures have been created to live their authentic lifes in self-fulfilment and dignity. We are called to respect that.
Go towards the high growing trees, and before one of them which is beautiful, high growing and mighty say thou these words:
Hail be unto Thee! O good living Tree, Made by the Creator.
In the days of old, when the Creation was young, the earth was filled with giant trees, whose branches soared above the clouds, and in them dwelled our Ancient fathers, the who walked with the Angels, and who lived by the Holy Law. In the shadow of their branches all men lived in peace, and wisdom and knowledge was theirs, and the revelation of the Endless Light. Through their forests flowed the Eternal River, and in the center stood the tree of Life, and it was not hidden from them. they ate from the table of the Earthly Mother, and slept in the arms of the Heavenly Father, and their covenant was for eternity with the Holy aw.In that time trees were the brothers of men. Now the desert sweeps the earth with burning sand, the giant trees are dust and ashes, and the wide river is a pool of mud. For the sacred covenent with the Creator was broken by the sons of men.
My brother, Tree! Let me not hide myself from thee, But let us share the breath of Life Which our Earthly Mother has given ti us.
My prayer goeth forth unto the tall trees: and their branches reaching skyward shall carry my voice to the Heavenly Father. For each child though shal plant a tree, that the womb of thy Earthly Mother shallbring forth life. He who doth destroy a tree hath cut off his own linbs. Thus shall sinf the Children of Light, when the earth again shall be a garden.
Holy Tree! Divine gift of the Law! Men will become brothers once again under Thy spreading branches. As the Heavenly Father loveth all His children, so shall we love and care for the Trees, that grow in our land. So shall we keep and protect them, that they may grow tall and strong, and fill the earth again with their beauty. For the trees are our brothers, and as brothers, we shall guard and love one another.
Our Mother Earth !! She always keeps us in her arms, Embracing us with her beauty. Never we can separate from her, Never we can see through her depth, She is always creating new forms. What now exists, never existed before, And what existed in the past, does not recur. In her reign everything is always new, And everything is always old. We live amidst her, yet we do not know her. Constantly she is speeking to us, But learning her language is a never ending process. We work on her surface, cultivating the land, But we have no power over her.
Kind, patient and generous Is our Mother Earth, Full of Love and merciful commitment.
Honour your Mother Earth, And your life on earth will last long.
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10. January 2015 the memory and vision of a really high developed civilization
When will we finally give up the manic illusion, to always fight for or gainst everything, to be better, faster, stronger, more beautiful, richer, more correct than others?? Simply be yourself, accept yourself as you are, and accept others as they are. Do not fight against life, because life is not a battle, but a chance. Do not fight against disease, because it is a message, listen to it, and you will overcome it. Never fight against other people, God created mankind as colourful as a flower meadow, and you are not entitled to disturb or destroy it, rather use your talents to contribute to its beauty and its diversity to make it grow and flower for the honour of the Lord. Do not fight against death, because when the time has come, death is your friend opening a door for you. Dr. Jörg Berchem (alias Jay B Joyful)
An anthropologist proposed a game to the kids in an African community. he put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told them that whoever got there first won the sweet fruits. When he gave them the signal to run, they all took each other’s hands and ran together. Then they sat in a circle enjoying their treats. When he asked them why they chose to run in a group when they could have had more fruit individually, one child spoke up and said: “Ubuntu, how can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?" (Ubuntu in the Zulu and Xhosa cultures means: "humanity", "charity", "public spirit" and is being described as "I am because we are.")
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