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    Fall 2015 Letter from Char

    I have seen cedar waxwings pass berries to one another—each small body the color of sunrise– with the little red marks like sealing wax on the tips of their wings. I have seen presidents, and leaders of corporations, organizations, and universities extend such generosity of spirit– to make one feel invited– such as having an open door policy, to offering your favorite cup of tea. In these places, you feel cared for, wanted, and respected. I have seen children bring such curiosity as to how flowers bloom, birds fly, trees grow, and other questions ; while holding an expression of consternation about someone far older. “Why did they cut down that tree?” “How come that lady or man was so mean?” “How come little Jonny’s mom won’t let me come over and play?” We could say it’s the world, and that it manifests all of its dark and light configurations in the human spirit. If we effort-less, we find the answers are easier than we make them. The question is,...

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    Char at East West Book Shop- Fri. Aug. 28th, 2015- 7:30- 9 PM

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  • New Life by Char Sundust – poetry

    God Death and Poetry New Life By Char Sundust If you ask a question And hold it in your heart The how will reveal itself a white globe of shell will move from its underwater home and stretch out will enter the world slowly, bringing what is sacred to the surface persevering gently, preserving the way the way is to hold sacred the way is to listen to all things good from this place comes the essential the tenderness questions no one dares to ask from this place comes wonder inspiration and be aware the strait path takes courage, and the crooked path awaits so every day I will pay attention Every day I will break open the dark water Every day I will honor what is beautiful and real in each human being And every moment I will surrender the easy path, Because I am a disciple of the mysteries May you be blessed in all ways. In ceremony, Char Sundust...

  • Meditation and Prayers

    “From the students of the Sundust Oracle Institute.” “New inner and outer sight to relate to spirit. To heal and nurture in ways that sustain your happiness and wellness and bring forward the deeper well being. The best, brightest, and beautiful spirits that you are already.” – Char Sundust “Knowing you will forever change me.” – Char Sundust “All things are workable.” – Antony Halbeisen “Stay in your power animal. Stay behind your eyes. You are whole, perfect and beautiful.” – Roshi “Look at the patterns that don’t work. Take them off like dirty clothes, wash myself in spirit and put on new clothes.” – Kathryn “When we had to confront our biggest fear and talk to it – that was very powerful for me. The journey tonight in the woods was amazing for me. It was so good to be under the trees and to be in the elment. I highly recommend doing journeys more outside.” &...

  • From The Students

    “The greatest inspirations have come from the vast fountain of wisdom that flows thru you. Certain sayings or quotes just to the ribs, so to speak, and walk with me on my path of discovery. I’d say, my greatest insights have come from being present for others as a particpant in class and as a T.A.” – Erica Newman-Frank “Char, you are a goddess! Thank you for sharing yourself with us all and for being the visionary you are…” – In love and light, Heather “I can better see the light ahead… all around… from within… and can better summon the light when I need it.” – Erin Augusta “I love the intimacy of our circle. It feels very safe and welcoming. I feel like I could say or do just about anything. Char, you are amazing with your consistent laughter to deliver some heavy teachings. Your talent with delivery is inspiring.” – Lori Moffit “I have come to accept myself more and more since ...

  • The Night Way (A Navajo Song) – meditation and poetry

    The Night Way (A Navajo Song) IN BEAUTY MAY I WALK. ALL DAY LONG MAY I WALK THROUGH THE RETURNING SEASONS MAY I WALK. BEAUTIFULLY WILL I POSSESS AGAIN BEAUTIFULLY BIRDS… BEAUTIFULLY JOYFUL BIRDS… 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 ABOVE ME MAY I WALK. WITH BEAUTY ALL AROUND ME MAY I WALK. IN OLD AGE WANDERING ON A TRAIL OF BEAUTY, LIVELY, MAY I WALK. IN OLD AGE WANDERING ON THE TRAIL OF BEAUTY, LIVING AGAIN, MAY I WALK. IT IS FINISHED IN BEAUTY....

  • The Sun by Mary Oliver – poetry

    The Sun by Mary Oliver Have you ever seen anything in your life more wonderful than the way the sun, every evening, relaxed and easy, floats toward the horizon and into the clouds or the hills, or the rumpled sea, and is gone— and how it slides again out of the blackness, every morning, on the other side of the world, like a red flower streaming upward on its heavenly oils, say, on a morning in early summer, at its perfect imperial distance— and have you ever felt for anything such wild love— do you think there is anywhere, in any language, a word billowing enough for the pleasure that fills you, as the sun reaches out, as it warms you as you stand there, empty-handed— or have you too turned from this world— or have you too gone crazy for power, for things?...

  • Poetry by Carlton Miller

    By Carlton Miller birds cry the earth nourished our ancestors weep we are reclaiming our real voice the song of creation on eagle’s cry the voice of creator when crows caw safety in our voice in our center in out thought in our action love an age has ended and age has begun the world is turning flipping rolling upside down? downside up? now all things must be sacred spiraling into the center removing what is not following for tools spiraling out into center remember tools microcosmwithinmacrocosm We Are creationislove...