Friday, August 6, 2010

New Life

We cannot all do great things,
but we can do small things with great love.

~ Mother Teresa

My first Grandaughter is here, Lillian Alane, they gave her my middle name, Alane. I know she is going to be very special in my life just like her big brother Aiden is.

It was in July before they had come up with a name for the baby and after I had looked at the ultra sound pictures of the little girl in my daughter’s tummy when I fell asleep on the couch.

There, I dreamed that my daughter just had the baby and was telling me that she named her Myia and that it means, The Bringer of the Harvest. I was thinking to day that it is funny that I was born on March 4th which comes just as spring is beginning and this child was born on August 4th just as summer is beginning to end, right in the midst of the harvest. I was born before any of the seeds had yet been planted and the earth was just awakening from its dark sleep. This baby arrives as the harvest in the fields is ripe and ready to be picked, brought in and stored and we share a name and a lane.

I love this message from Native American Elders

"The Elders have taught us to balance our lives emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. If I am out of control emotionally, I get angry, doubtful or erratic, I am out of balance. If I trigger bad mental pictures of my brothers and sisters, I am out of balance. If I get too hungry, angry, lonely, or tired, I am out of balance physically. If I don't pray and talk to the Creator daily, I am out of balance spiritually. To be centered, I must be in balance. The Creator talks to me in the quiet and still place. So if I get angry, what I should do first is to pause and get still so I can hear the guidance of the Grandfathers."

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