Saint Vincent de Paul is a charity that helps people here in Ireland cope with poverty.
It does fantastic work, helping those in need pay bills, buy clothes and food and even keeping a roof over the heads of many.
I decided to have a good clear out of things…clothes, books, trinkets, ornaments…all boxed up and off to the SVdP Charity shop.
I am delighted that the cottage is lighter and the Charity has a little more to give. In turn,
I often visit the same shop and buy clothes and occasional trinkets.
It’s a great way of recycling, all round!
This is my favourite form of recycling, because it underpins the fact that everything has a value.
Also, by clearing out lots of stuff I no longer need or even want, I am making room for Mother Nature, for I love to bring bouquets of greenery in from the land and spend time adorning the cottage.
This beautiful Iroquois prayer encapsulates it all…
We return thanks to our mother, the Earth, which sustains us. We return thanks to the rivers and streams, which supply us with water. We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines for the cure of our diseases. We return thanks to the moon and stars, which have given to us their light when the sun was gone. We return thanks to the sun, that has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye. Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit, in Whom is embodied all goodness, and Who directs all things for the good of Her children.
~ Iroquois ~
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There is so much happening in the world at present that many of you are struggling to keep abreast of all the doom and gloom, with the war machine ramping up into full steam ahead and governments failing to really listen to the will of the people.
Of course it is as much about money, power and control, as all the previous slaughter on this struggling little planet. Make no mistake, there are forces of evil at work…and they are ALL man made…there is NOTHING supernatural about them!
The bigger picture is, as it always was, about life on this small, perfectly designed and formed Sacred Earth.
This is what is important…the sacredness of Mother Earth.
How much longer can the Great Mother tolerate the slash and burn tactics used by the criminal elite?
When governments and government funded (through tax breaks) corporations, are not slashing and burning the Earth, they are usurping the natural world away from the people they are supposed to serve and represent, by privatizing and corporatizing OUR natural resources.
This is not about protecting Sacred Earth, but creating fiefdoms to harness all the resources of Mother Earth into a vast monster, that is regarded as unassailable and protected by the very laws meant to protect us from such iniquities.
So when I refer to this madness as “Forces of Evil,” I am not exaggerating…for evil is not a part of the natural world, but a dark, malevolent force of great destruction created by Man!
Evil must be resisted…always.
For my part, I am never afraid of evil, but simply contemptuous of it…it is not to be tolerated!