We the Dreamers

We the Dreamers

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This week at the Guadalajara’s International Book Fair (FIL), Josefina Vasquez Mota launched her new book, Nosotros Los Dreamers, in which she has compiled 44 personal stories of immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as young children. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DREAM) Act currently protects the young immigrants referred to as “Dreamers” from deportation, but they face a very uncertain future, because US President-elect Trump has promised to scrap the Act. I think of Carla,…

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Taking Heart

Taking Heart

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Two enormous and unexpected gifts come to me today. To try out a yoga class and get the feel of the meditation community, I walk 20 minutes to the Buddhist sangha address I find in the Lake Chapala Society newsletter. But there is no yoga today! Because the Pema Chodron “Online Immersive Retreat” which began just last night and continues through tomorrow, is about to start. So I spontaneously join the rest of the retreat ($20 for the weekend including…

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A Big-Hearted Culture

A Big-Hearted Culture

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Arrived just after sunset last night, I ditched my bags and walked down to Lake Chapala, where the crescent moon and a bright Venus began to rise right in front of my amazed eyes. This morning I took my first run along the lake and had the company of many egrets! And the kindness I have been shown by people here, like the hotel manager who volunteered to wheel my huge suitcases along the cobblestones to the rental I already…

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Let’s Go

Let’s Go

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On the New Moon eve of my emigration from the US/immigration to Mexico, I share these astrological notes from Patricia Liles (patliles@aol.com). November 29 New Moon:” …Use Sagittarius’ medicine of optimistic and positive attitude to open up to the delight of the new, different, and foreign… This is when we take the accelerated elevator to more awakened consciousness on the planet.” I invite you as seekers, travelers and global citizens ,to get on that elevator with me. Let’s go!

Hammock Healing

Hammock Healing

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  With this poem, I say farewell to autumn colors, and bring my poet self to brightness elsewhere. Cradled like a babe in cotton bright with woven colors, I am rocked between two trees by easy autumn breeze. Gratitude suffuses me, expands around me in a glow. Well-being that streams through me, I breathe out and out- to soothe the grieving world. ©Susa Silvermarie 2016

Water Has No Flag

Water Has No Flag

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Water has no flag, Water knows no race. The earth’s belly grew of sun and moon 
and stars until her waters broke 
and all of creation 
took its first breath crying out “glorious is life” into the four directions. And for a million moons and a million cycles around the sun she danced, 
birthing beings as miraculous as the stars, while the sun and moon danced like jewels 
on the surface of her seas and all of creation sang in…

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Wopila

Wopila

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Wopila (wó-pi-la) is a noun in the American Lakota language referring to a sharing and/or a giveaway. It is an offering of giving/sharing, a thanks given for all of existence and a blessing inherent in each moment of it, often used in ceremony, and as a broad statement of thanks within a community. Warfield Moose Sr. says that Wopila in the true Lakota sense means, “everything around you is a gift– and never forget where it comes from, your heart.”…

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