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Julie graduated from Creighton University with a major in dance and Theology and taught for several years at an inner-city school in Milwaukee. With a desire to expand her knowledge of the arts and spirituality, she attended St. John’s University in Collegeville and completed a Masters in Theology and Liturgical Studies. Over the years, her quest to merge diverse religious beliefs and practices through the commonalities of love and peaceful living, led her to travel, live, and study with shaman practitioners, herbal healers, Native American medicine women, Buddhist priests and other earth-based spiritual teachers. Through these experiences and experiences with global metaphysical teachings, she learned to honor the eternal source of love in all people.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Hot Days, Cool Thoughts

When it's hot, it's hot. Some people say it is only hot when there is both heat and humidity. I never could fathom that one. I've been in the dry Arizona heat. And it is HOT. Granted there is a degree of comfort between the two types, but when it's hot like today, a cool drink, a shade tree, and soft grass sure are a blessing regardless of type. I had to make sure the chickens had these hot day necessities today as the thermometer crept upward to hit ninety-eight in the full sun of my backyard. After doing only the briefest of garden maintenance, I came in the darkened cool house, grabbed a drink and sorted through photo files. After a few seasonal shots, I plucked one that made me grin at the extremes we see here in the Midwest. When blogger will let me upload I will post it. In the meantime, here are a few quotes that give me another perception of heat.

The world, indeed, is like a dream and the treasures of the world are an alluring mirage! Like the apparent distances in a picture, things have no reality in themselves, but they are like heat haze. ~ Siddharta

I have learned through bitter experience the one supreme lesson to conserve my anger, and as heat conserved is transmitted into energy, even so our anger controlled can be transmitted into a power that can move the world.” ~ Gandhi

An extensive knowledge is needful to thinking people- it takes away the heat and fever; and helps, by widening speculation, to ease the Burden of the Mystery” ~ John Keats


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