Biden administration announces new protections for sacred Chaco Canyon landscape — Natural History Wanderings

The National Parks ConservationAssociation reports The Biden administration … announced new protections for the sacred Chaco Canyon landscape that would prevent new oil and gas drilling on federal lands within 10 miles of Chaco Culture National Historic Park for 20 years. Read more at  Biden administration announces new protections for sacred Chaco Canyon landscape […]

Biden administration announces new protections for sacred Chaco Canyon landscape — Natural History Wanderings

~Sanatana Dharma~ — DiosRaw

Sanatana dharma is a term that refers to the eternal Truth of Hinduism. The roots of this phrase can be traced back to ancient Sanskrit literature as a kind of cosmic order. Sanatana denotes “that which is without beginning or end” or “everlasting.” Dharma, no direct translation into English, but comes from dhri, meaning “to hold together or sustain.” Dharma […]

~Sanatana Dharma~ — DiosRaw

~Saraswati~ — DiosRaw

Saraswati, or Sarasvati, is the Hindu goddess of knowledge, art, music, learning and wisdom. Her name is derived from the Sanskrit sara, meaning “essence,” and sva, meaning “one’s self.” She is also associated with flowing water. Within yoga, Saraswati is seen as being a powerful aid to a deeper form of meditation. Feeling her presence is said […]

~Saraswati~ — DiosRaw

Navajo Blessing Way — Dawn Pisturino’s Blog

In beauty may I walk.All day long may I walk.Through the returning seasons may I walk.On the trail marked with pollen may I walk.With grasshoppers about my feet may I walk.With dew about my feet may I walk.With beauty may I walk.With beauty before me, may I walk.With beauty behind me, may I walk.With beauty […]

Navajo Blessing Way — Dawn Pisturino’s Blog

How Nature Helps Us Heal  — Natural History Wanderings

Greater Good Magazine “who publishes science-based Insight for a meaningful life” writes A doctor explains why he prescribes time outside to his patients. Here’s one silver lining to the pandemic: with gyms, museums, and stores closed, many of us were forced to spend more time outside. Read more at  How Nature Helps Us Heal | […]

How Nature Helps Us Heal  — Natural History Wanderings

US Congress to recognise historical and religious significance of Diwali – PTI — BHARATA BHARATI

“For Sikhs, Jains, and my Hindus here in the United States and across the world, Diwali is a time for gratitude as well as a celebration of the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil,” – Raja Krishnamoorthi Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi has introduced a resolution in the US Congress recognising the religious and historical significance […]

US Congress to recognise historical and religious significance of Diwali – PTI — BHARATA BHARATI

Swan of climbing wings

Swan of climbing wings,

Below

Slips by

The hour of the rhyme of time unraveling.

Raindrops.

Where now will

The footsteps of the ancient ones tread?

On the moon – the dark side?

On the mountain height?

Aloft, Hamsa – you who ride

On the mist, undeterred,

Through the red

Pillars of the sunset

Through the cliffs of darkened flight,

Do you see,

Or have you heard

Such a string of mis-imaginings?

And yet

The old one saw the donkeys

On the winding streets of Egypt

Among the catacombs and the crypt.

For a long time,

She rescued them.

Fly now to join the birds in the clouds,

Only the clouds,

Gray,

Over the medieval rooftops

Of the crags above the lost towns.

Crowds in dusted cities,

The mind gone

Astray,

In disarray,

Betrays

The darkness

And the quiet,

Until

Only the mighty wings of the sparrow

Understand

The patterns of the falling snow

And go on to a newer, older land,

Found by grace.

Become then the white crowned sparrow,

Only the sparrow

Who flies

Toward the face of the dawn,

Only the gull who rises, who cries

In gladness

Over the wintry bay,

Free,

Beyond the misted, ethereal rooftops

Crowned

In pointed hats of snow.

© Sharon St Joan, 2021