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in case you wanna "listen" to what is going on with my inner self here is my latest:
i wanna let go of trying to PROVE anything to anyone. i just want to be REAL and let the chips fall where they may!

i am AWAKE to how much of a 'CHAMELEON' i have been in my relationships- bending myself to fit others. does not work. fake. not truth
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9th-Sep-2009 11:31 pm - intro
Hello, my name is Maude (online anyway) i stumbled across this community and thought it sounded lovely and i've finally got round to joining.I've struggled with depression for a while and there's also been some family problems recently. I feel i've become quite disconnected, from people, from the world. I've become isolated as a result of my depression, and it can be really hard to break out of that. Very slowly, sometimes i think maybe i'm getting somewhere, or to something. I don't really know though. But I really like the premise of this community, the idea of connection and caring.
Lily
Magical Child

Once there was a child and he was free
Deep inside, he felt the laughter
The mirth and play of nature's glee
Beauty, love was all he'd see

He knew his power was the power of God
He was so sure, they considered him odd
This power of innocence, of compassion, of light
Threatened the priests and created a fight
In endless ways they sought to dismantle
This mysteroius force which they could not handle

In endless ways they tried to destroy
His simple trust, his boundless joy
His invincible armor was a shield of bliss
Nothing could touch it, no venom, no hiss

The child remained in a state of grace
He wasn't confined in time or place
In Technicolor dreams, he frolicked and played
While acting his part, in Eternity he stayed

Soothsayers came and fortunes were told
Some were vehement, others were bold
In denouncing this child, this perplexing creature
With the rest of the world he shared no feature
IS he real?He is so strange
His unpredictable nature knows no range
He puzzles us so, is he straight?
What's his destiny?What's his fate?

And while they whispered and conspired
Through endless rumors to get him tired
To kill his wonder, trample him near
Burn his courage, fuel his fear
The child remained just simpel, sincere

All he wanted was the mountain high
Color the clouds, paint the sky
Beyond these boundaries, he wanted to fly
In nature's scheme, never to die

Don't stop this child, he's the father of man
Don't cross his way, he's part of the plan
I am that child, but so are you
You've just forgotten, just lost the clue

Inside your heart sits a Seer
Between his thoughts, he can hear
A melody simple but wondrously clear
The music of life, so precious, so dear

If you could for one moment know
This spark of creation, this exquisite glow
You would come and dance with me
Kindle this fire so we could see
All the children of the Earth
Wave their magic and give new birth
To a world of freedom with no pain
A world of joy, much more sane

Deep inside, you know it's true
Just find that child, it's hiding in you.

- Michael Jackson


Maybe we could learn something from his life. His legacy.

8th-Jun-2009 11:18 am - Women's Moon Circle
wind meditation
Last night a magickal thing happened in Tempe, AZ. Three other women and I (that have all attended sweat lodges) were brought together under the full moon and had a spontaneous women's song circle. I've wanted to experience something like this for a while now but didn't want to force it. I figured that once my living situation was more stable, I would make efforts to put one together. But this one just happened. And it could not have gone better if we'd tried to plan it.

If you'd like to read the whole entry about this sisterhood strengthening circle, you can check it out here: Four Stones

Yay for united women!
30th-May-2009 12:58 am(no subject)
heres a monologue video of honoring your creative self...it might uplift you? i hope so!

21st-May-2009 12:18 pm - Playing For Change: Stand By Me
tea is my ritual
My father shared this on his LJ and I think that I need to share it with you:

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URL:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Us-TVg40ExM
10th-May-2009 12:20 pm(no subject)
happy mothers day to all the moms out there! :)
4th-Apr-2009 11:10 am - 10 day silent retreat
hi everyone,

i wanted to share with you about a 10 day silent meditation retreat you can take. it's donations only and free if you cannot afford to pay...they give you room and board (two meals a day) and showers and you meditate in silence all day for 10 days with others...

i did it and wrote about it here:
http://shannonkringen.livejournal.com/1661412.html

here is a list of centers world wide:
http://www.dhamma.org/en/alphalist.shtml

just wanted to share in case one of you wants or needs this in your life!
peaCe, shannon
20th-Mar-2009 01:23 pm - Happy Vernal Equinox!!!!
Lily
Almost forgot to wish everyone a very sunny and pleasant Vernal Equinox!


12th-Mar-2009 02:25 pm - i need support.
i got some mean 'constructive critcism' recently on my guest book and wrote about it here:
http://shannonkringen.livejournal.com/1877883.html

any support appreciated. i feel rattled by those words.

sorry everyone i have not commented to you lovely people lately. i want to come visit more here in this loving community.

love, shannon

if you like any of my work feel free to sign my guestbook! that is where the mean person "trolled" me...
http://htmlgear.tripod.com/guest/control.guest?u=goddesskring&i=1001&a=view

most of my art is here:
http://www.shannonkringen.com
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