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Monday, 26 November 2012

Monday Offering...Seeds of Love and Hope

This past weekend we had out 5th Annual
Fundraising Banquet.
This is our big event of the year...
the one that pulls in the most people 
and the most funds.

This year we raised over $120, 000.00

is so something to celebrate.

(this is one of my kids Claudia...we sponsor her and her brother)

This year I spoke at the banquet, 
reflecting on my trip this past Spring.
I offer my words, that I shared that night,
to you today...

Hunger: the uneasy or painful sensation caused by want of food; the exhausted condition caused by want of food...
World Hunger refers to those who live in malnutrition; the lack of proper protein in their diet.
In 2010 925 million people went hungry everyday
1 out of every 7 people

(this is Oscar-Daniel, he is another one of our children...we sponsor him and one of his sisters, Sarah.
There are 5 children in his family, all of which are sponsored.  He and Sarah are the youngest.)
Does the world produce enough food to feed everyone?
World Agriculture produces 17% more calories per person 
then it did 30 years ago, despite a 70% population increase.
This is enough to provide every person with at least 2,720 calories per day.

What are the causes of World Hunger?
harmful Economic systems
Climate Change

(my butterfly girl Anna-Marie and her little sister)

1 out of 3 persons in developing countries
are affected by vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
10% of the worlds population owns a car
50% of the worlds population own their own home
4% of the world own a computer
12% have access to one
3-5% have internet access
25% of the worlds population sleep in their own bed
30% have enough money to have a bank account

(giving Daniel his gift)
I do not share these statistics to cause us to feel bad or guilty.
In fact it is with these facts I hope to empower ourselves.
To shift us into awareness of our position in the world.
For we are a minority
The way we live here in North America is not the norm
in comparison to most of the worlds life styles.
It is easy in our society to feel like we live in lack.
The media speaks of recession, global warming, loss of jobs, horrible violence and crimes, things that cause us to draw ourselves inward,
feeling like there is not enough.
Of course
the "forget" to tell inform us of all the wonderful abundance, love  and giving that goes on...

When we live in this kind of
Fear or Lack
we live with a perception that if another is successful there will not be enough let for us.
From this way of thinking we become steeped in 
living competitively, 
pitting us one another instead
of working together.
the truth is there is more than enough
and by living past the physical
we no longer see ourselves as separate from one another.
Instead we see ourselves as the spiritual beings we are
each coming from one Source...a Love Creator
thus coming from a source of Abundance.

During my last trip I felt the shift 
of deeper connections being formed 
A Trust
A Unity
was becoming ever present
and this realization brought me to a deeper sense of 
what we are doing
and why.
This is about Unity
about Family
This is about being threads in the same tapestry of Life
and holding fast to one another
and realizing each ones importance
in that tapestry
when one thread is removed
the tapestries strength
is compromised.
So yes
we go down to feed, provide, assist,
but on a deeper level
we come to strengthen the human bond
that lies between all human beings...
we go to lay claim to our birthright of belonging
and being a family
and loving one another 
beyond social status
beyond skin colour
beyond language.

When One heals we all heal
When one succeeds we all succeed 
When one grieves we all grieve
When one is fed we all are fed
When one Loves we all Love

Living in Unity moves us away from ourselves
and into a deeper relationship with each other...

Today, my lovelies, I challenge us to walk out
into our lives in Unity.
Share with someone the importance of Unity
and what that means/looks like to you.

Accepting our position in the world
and being responsible with it
understanding all we do has an effect 
on the rest of the world
it is our choice as to 
whether that affect
is positive

Love and Light

Seeds of Love and Hope International Society

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Attention Light Bringers...SouLodge Giveaway

Interested in taking part in

go here


image found here

See you under the flap sisters
Love and light

because she is so awesome....

I didn't want to loveI was happy on my ownI wish I never had a taste of your sweet song
I was rolling like the stoneTaking any roadThere was something in the way you turned me on
All the pretty words you said fell through my fingers just like sandEver since that solid day you took my hand
Wasted loveWasted loveWasted all my time and all my love on you
When times were roughYou used me upWasted love on you
Did you ever really see?Was it ever really me?Why'd you keep me in a cage, you should've set me free
'Cause every single time you lie the light comes searing through my prideAnd if you had a heart now I know it wasn't mine
Wasted loveWasted loveWasted all my time and love on you
When times were roughYou used me upWasted love on you
All along I knew something was not rightBut I was hoping I could change your mindOh
All along no matter how I tried and triedYou kept taking, taking, taking every breath I had insideOh
Wasted loveWasted loveWasted all my time and all my love on you
When times were roughYou used me upWasted love
Wasted loveWasted loveWasted all my time and all my love on you
When times were roughYou used me upWasted love on you
Wasted all my love on youWasted all my love on you

Has there been anyone you have wasted your love onmy lovelies?Know that you never waste your love when you give itto YOU!
Love and Light

Monday, 19 November 2012

Monday Offering...Into the Wild

  1. Into The Wild - LP

  2. Are we on the lonely side
  3. Say oh now the past long away
  4. Are we're so lost in the dark of our hearts
  5. That there's no light of day
  6. No oh oh oh
  7. No oh oh oh

  8. 1, 2, 3, 4!

  9. Somebody left the gate open
  10. You know we got lost on the way
  11. Come save us a runaway train
  12. Goin insaane(?)

  13. How do we How do we not fade
  14. how do we how do we how do we not fade away
  15. how do we how do we ooooh

  16. Into the wild
  17. how are we living living living
  18. Into the wild
  19. How are we living living living

  20. Wooohooo
  21. Wooohoohoo
  22. Heeeyy
  23. Heeey

  24. Oh please believe me Im more scared than not
  25. That oh now this isnt the way
  26. And please be there I can barely hang on
  27. But oh I wait til I break
  28. Yea eh eh eh
  29. Yea eh eh eh

  30. Somebody left the gate open
  31. You know we got lost on the way
  32. Come save us a runaway train
  33. Goin insane

  34. how do we how do we not fade
  35. how do we how do we how do We not fade away
  36. How do we how do we ooooooooh

  37. Into the wild
  38. How are we living living living
  39. Into the wild
  40. How are we living living living

  41. Wooohoooh!
  42. Woohooahoo
  43. Heeeeyyy
  44. Heeey

    Loven' this lady and her awesome voice these days.
    What have you been loven' lately on the airwaves
    my lovlies??

    Happy Monday
    Love and Light