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   Dragonflies are beautiful as they fly by. They  represent illusion and change. The dragonfly inhabits both air and water. Its wings reflect and refract light, showing us that life may not be what we think, take another look through the illusions.

Attract Dragonflies

  1. Buttonbush and seedbox are good choices for a dragonfly pond’s edge. Place some flat rocks around the pond’s edge. Make sure your pond has over 70% sunlight. Make sure you have underwater plants for the nymphs to land on, since only the adults land on above ground vegetation. Dragonflies eat mosquitoes, make sure you don’t use a bug zapper which will kill the dragonflies, not the mosquitoes.

Legend How Dragonfly was born

According to legend dragonfly was born from dragon. The legend goes like this. Dragon had scales like Dragonfly’s wings. Coyote tricked dragon into changing form, and it’s shape became dragonfly. 

Quotes and Poems

“Time is for dragonflies and angels. The former live too little and the latter live too long.”  — James Thurber

The Dragon-fly

By Alfred Lord Tennyson

Today I saw the dragon-fly
Come from the wells where he did lie.
An inner impulse rent the veil
Of his old husk: from head to tail
Came out clear plates of sapphire mail.
He dried his wings: like gauze they grew;
Thro’ crofts and pastures wet with dew
A living flash of light he flew.

The Dragonfly
By Louise Bogan

You are made of almost nothing
But of enough
To be great eyes
And diaphanous double vans;
To be ceaseless movement,
Unending hunger
Grappling love.

Link between water and air,
Earth repels you.
Light touches you only to shift into iridescence
Upon your body and wings.

Twice-born, predator,
You split into the heat.
Swift beyond calculation or capture
You dart into the shadow
Which consumes you.

You rocket into the day.
But at last, when the wind flattens the grasses,
For you, the design and purpose stop.

And you fall
With the other husks of summer.

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“No one could make a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little” Edmund Burke

   Horses are known for stamina, mobility, freedom, power, love, devotion, and loyalty. They can provide help in coping under difficult circumstances.

“Horses lend us the wings we lack.” by Pam Brown

Horses originally resided in North American and then migrated to Asia via Bering land bridge, which later submerged, making it impossible for them to return. They disappeared for about 2000 years.  Horses were then re-introduced to the North American plains by the Spanish. Today wild horses in North American can be found in Outer Banks area of  North Carolina, Wyoming, California, Chincoteague Island, Virginia and Assateague Island, Maryland

“To these animals, the ability to intuit fear in a distant herd member and act on this feeling without hesitation is a lifesaving skill. Their innate aptitude for resonating with another being’s trust, joy, or confidence is a life enhancing skill.” by Linda Kohanov

Equine Therapy

This marvelous experience is a unique way to promote emotional growth. Horses have no expectations and respond to your requests.  The horse also makes the person aware of their internal emotional state as the horse responds to them.  This is also a great way to find congruency without rejection. As seen in the movie 28 days with Sandra Bullock, when she needed to lift the horse’s leg.

Learning to care and groom a horse requires patience, understanding, attention. Horses can sense indecision and hostility. I was able to participate in a 3 hour program. You had to be conscious of your thoughts. One event was to lead the horse by walking, no rope, just ensuring your were congruent in what you wanted to achieve.

Story of Dreamwalker

Dreamwalker, a medicine man, was walking across the plains to visit the Arapaho Nation. He carried with him his pipe. The feather tied into his long black hair pointed to the ground, marking him as a man of peace.  Over the rise of a hill, Dreamwalker saw a herd of wild mustangs running toward him.
Black Stallion approached him and asked if he was seeking an answer on his journey. Black Stallion said, “I am from the Void where Answer lives. Ride on my back and know the power of entering the Darkness and finding the Light.” Dreamwalker thanked Black Stallion and agreed to visit him when his medicine was needed in the Dreamtime.
Yellow Stallion approached Dreamwalker next and offered to take him to the East, where illumination lives. Dreamwalker could share the answers he found there to teach and illuminate others. Once again, Dreamwalker thanked Yellow Stallion and said he would use these gifts of power on his journey.
Red Stallion approached, rearing playfully. He told Dreamwalker of the joys of balancing work and heavy medicine with the joyful experiences of play. He reminded Dreamwalker that he could better hold the attention of those he taught when humor was integrated with the lesson. Dreamwalker thanked him and promised to remember the gift of joy.
Dreamwalker was nearing his destination. The Arapaho Nation was close at hand. White Stallion came to the front of the herd. Dreamwalker mounted White Stallion’s back. White Stallion was the message carrier for all the other horses, and represented wisdom in power. This magnificent horse was the embodiment of the balanced medicine shield. “No abuse of power will ever lead to wisdom,” said White Stallion. “You, Dreamwalker, have made this journey to heal a brother in need, to share the sacred pipe, and to heal the Mother Earth. You have the knowledge through humility that you are an instrument of Great Spirit. As I carry you upon my back, you carry the needs of the people on yours. In wisdom, you understand that power is not given lightly but awarded to those who are willing to carry responsibility in a balanced manner.”
Dreamwalker, the shaman, had been healed by the visit of the wild horses, and knew that his purpose in coming to the Arapaho was to share these gifts with them.

Wind Horse

Da naho… It is said,
Wind Horse, gentle Wind horse, you were the last of your kind.
Wind Horse, Wind Horse, you were running wild and free.
Wind Horse, Wind Horse, with this freedom you did nothing but give;
When one called for help you carried them to safety,
No enemy did you have.

Da naho… It is said,
Wind Horse, Wind Horse, you gave your life one day
To a boy with no leg.
Wind Horse, Wind Horse, you gave him your endless love.
Wind Horse, Wind Horse, you now run in the Great Hunting Grounds;
Giving joy to those there, as you did here.

Da naho… It is said,
Wind Horse, Wind Horse, your life was not the last gift
You gave the People.
Wind Horse, Wind Horse, you prayed for us, you wished a wish for us.
Wind Horse, Wind Horse, we remember you through your brother Horse.

Wi: yo: h … It is good.
Wind Horse, Wind Horse, we see you still.

Written by Tolly Rebeka Christian BlackWolf Hawk

This is national nurse week. So go out and appreciate the nurses in your life.

Having a sister who has over 30 years experience in the nurse field and still LOVES her job, I came to appreciate nurses even more. She took my calls each time when I needed advise on what to do with my children. She’s driven through snowstorms, thunderstorms to do her job at the hospital, knowing that the current nurses on the job needed relief.

I also want to thank the nurses that personally had to deal with me. I do not like needles and faint rather easily. Thanks for listening to me and helping me through these events.

Nurses deserve our appreciation
They work under a lot of stress
On this there is no speculation
They are the best of the best

The Doctor’s get all of the respect
While the Nurses work on the line
Nurses do what we’ve come to expect
They’re really one of a kind

They nurse our aches and pains
Administer treatment and medication
And then the nurse patiently explains
Alternatives and expectations

Thank a Nurse whenever you can
You will need a Nurse one day
I am the Nurses biggest fan
And that’s all I have to say

More information on how nurses week came into being.

Do One Thing and  we can create  change. The earth relies on each one of us. Today is Earth Day, what will you do to help? Just one change makes a difference.

Plant more trees & flowers to help balance the air. Carbon Based figures now outweigh the plant based, thereby causing our air to be out of balance. The plants consume what we exhale. And we inhale what the plants exhale. Help bring this back into balance.

Use more earth friendly produ

cts in your yard. You can kill weeds with water & vinegar, instead of using a chemical weed killer. Mix 1/4 vinegar with 3/4 water. Spray on dry weed on a hot sunny day. The sun will interact with the vinegar killing the roots of the weed. Or you can buy the finished product.

Water – put out some pots or cans to collect rainwater and use that water to water your plants and/or vegetables. Or you can buy a rain barrel, which collects water from your gutters. If you want to do more, you can put in a grey water system, which collects “grey” water from your house pipes.

Remove mosquitoes using earth friendly products.  Use some of the following plants in a planter that is stationed where you sit. These plants naturally repel mosquitoes.  Basil, rosemary, citronella, lemongrass

More resources
Earth save Organization

to get back to nature, a good book read and/or website is “When Technology fails” by Matthew Stein.

Building Sustainability House Plans

Eye on Design

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