before you meet or greet anyone,
remember to greet all of nature,
all visible and invisible creatures.
Say to them: "I am grateful for your work,
I love you and want to be in harmony with you!"
At this very moment, in response to your greeting,
all of nature will open to you and send you
energy the entire day.
Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov
Of Note: Nothing could be finer than to open the day with meditation and/or prayer. The greeting suggested by Mr. Aivanhov would be a novel way to begin these lofty endeavors. Substituting the word "we" for "I" would expand the declaration's meaning and send the potent energy generated to all humanity. It's a simple act of service, would only take a minute. But that one minute could potentially change the world.
Today's Weather Report: Well, I have to find a hat and decide on an appropriate recipe, because yesterday did indeed get above 70. Amazing. It was the all-time high and the tank top was pulled out for a second run in a week. Today heavy clouds are moving in for thundershowers, though it will be warm in the mid-60's. The lake is still way low--so, bring on the rain.
Watch For Change Snippit: With the election of Barack Obama for President, we don't have to look far for change that could rock the planet. His acceptance speech was moving and promised hope not only to his constituency but to his wider constituency, all peoples worldwide. He is the first President, it seems, that may have this wider view of reality. A measure of any government according to Hubert Humphrey was "how it treated those who were in the dawn of life, the children; those who were in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who were in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped." The time may have come when these words will be put to the test globally.