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    Make Prayer and Take Heart

    Everyone has a prayer Every continent, every people, every nation has prayers… Meditation and reflection Sacred places, sacred spaces to touch the Divine…   the Divine remembers us… but do we remember the divine enough…to stop, pause, to hold hands or tongue and remember that place within us… Contained within all things? Can we remember we are in this together with someone who really cares and wants us to have a good life if we can stop and share our thoughts and feelings… Even saying them aloud… Like a prayer.. Like a friendship. As though the Divine is our friend… Even ask the Creator to help us… We could have a better, new and different experience… Of ourselves and others… Maybe we could listen deeply to the wisdom that comes, in the places where there is a noble and blessed silence… If we pause to listen we can make choices that are Divinely guided.   How do we know it’s Divine guidance? What we...

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    The Work of the Heart

    The interesting thing about work is that it is work. It may be our beloved, it may be a friend to us, our ally, our supporter…but it is a reciprocal relationship. What makes energy, takes energy. The world seems to want so much from us in this rapid heart beat world. But when we slow down and place our hand on our chest, make contact with ourselves, our heart beat is going at the best possible rhythm to keep us going. We can work, yes – and slow down, apply our every focus and talent in any area that has heart and meaning, and receive fair and equitable exchange for what we put in – the hope is that what we love, loves us back.  Everyone dreams. Everyone. One life is like creation creating… and we are here to learn about the giving and receiving of love. And to create with this blessing of life, of work that sustains us, and rest that regenerates us. We must retain, and sometimes regain, our balance.  How do I regain my balance and come into my life, my he...

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    Invisible Things

    What is the story I am creating right now?  Invisible things…  How precious they are – our oxygen, our gravity, our thoughts and spoken words, our Ancestors, which we will all become. So many mysteries.  Blessings – yesterday in the Spiritual Identity course, Ravenspeaker, my beloved friend and adopted twin, came to tell stories. He is a Tsimshian storyteller from the Raven Clan. He told two stories that weave the Past and the Present together – in ways that were and are meaningful, powerful and healing.  They were gifts – profound, invisible gifts – with a lasting effect on the teller and the recipients. What’s most powerful is the Ancestors, the original tellers, were present. The images, colors and events entered through the doorway of the Present and shed their healing and wisdom on Today.  I am still walking with his stories – letting them move through my life – and shapeshift my day with their ancient and current truth. ...

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    Reed Instruments

    How the world is always speaking to us, sharing new life every moment. The breath. The light coming in, even when filtered by clouds, is magnificent. How we are instruments of what we are made of – wind, water, earth…  Chief Sealth stated that we are a part of the Earth, we are not separate. Perhaps we are how the Earth expresses herself, how she speaks and mirrors, interacts and offers her blessings.  How can we recognize this closeness and be in touch with ourselves – our Earth selves – that want to rest, go slow, nurture, grow, take action, open, create and blossom? Our hearts, our hands – are delivery systems for our messages. For our lives.  What am I creating – what is my message today… For myself for others? Are my heart and my hands aligned with what has created me? Am I listening? If not, I can start anywhere. And any time is a good time to begin. ...

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    I Wonder.

    What is the difference between a wish and a life dream?  Do we only wish for things that will support our life dreams? Or do we wish for things that will distract us from them? Some of us wish for the basics – a home, that our parents or friends will get along – or that we, or someone else, can have what they need to get along. What are my wishes? Are they wishes? Or needs, or wants…?  The night sky is like a friend to me. The hours gazing – in a conversation with the sky world, in the wonders which will always carry mystery.  What I do know is that we are made of stars, of this carbon that is released to the earth when a star dies – and I wonder if we are the wishes of the universe. And the quest might be – what does this wish need to shine, to become real, to bring its wish, hope, want or need into form? How can this carbon star body shine? What does it really want to be?  This star wants to be…         ...

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    Hopi Survival Kit: Blend with the Land & Celebrate Life

    I have appreciated very much the book, “The Hopi Survival Kit” by Thomas Mails. In the book, they talk about how things are going now and how we can count on things going if we continue with the same habits and behaviors – and how to make some changes that will take us in a better direction for ourselves and future generations.  I enjoyed the simplicity of the principles. They suggest that each has a season and a cycle, like a human life, like the span of a single day – like the seasons that guide our existence – there are principles that I thought I would share.  The Hopi say it’s important to practice these cycles and principles and to share about them in this winter season.  May you connect with those you love and celebrate all we’ve been given in a peaceful way. May we all blend with the land and celebrate life!   Happiest of Holy Days,  Char  Blend With The Land And Celebrate Life   We are blessed to have the Elders bec...

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    Our new CD, Thousands of Miles – David Close & Char Sundust

    David and I are honored to celebrate the release of our offering, “Thousands of Miles.” It has been an inspiration and delight to work with such a visionary artist.   Collaborating with David has been a blessing and I treasure his gifts and insight. It was interesting, when I talked about the cover art, he saw a hummingbird, and we decided to call the CD, “Thousands of Miles.” My mother did the cover art, and Amber took the photo. The love, purpose and focus of each human being involved matched that of the hummingbirds – migrating naturally from home to home over thousands of miles… and back to what has deep heart and meaning… I am ever grateful.  I hope you enjoy our prayer.  Link: CD Baby: Thousands of Miles – David Close & Char Sundust  The CD is available at East West Bookshop and at CD Baby (see link above). More digital distribution is coming soon. Look for it on iTunes & Amazon, among others. Stay tuned for announcement...

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    A True Gift

    In memory of my teacher and mentor Angeles Arrien  How your hands held prayerfulness, wisdom and soulfulness.  How your eyes held power with beauty and absolute intention.  How your heart held kindness with courage and tenderness.  How your voice held music with muses and clarity.  How I found you  And day by day I Bless the day I did.  How I was stretched and opened like galaxies  By the gifts you carried…  Lantern bearer… _________ _____________   How you are with me still.  And said….  Hold onto my hand  even when I have gone away from you.  How I did.  How I do.    Thank you, Beloved Teacher  Happy Birthday  I Honor you. ...