Monday, January 11, 2021

Healing and Reparations for our Beloved Country


 

Healing Light

For all of us that are hurt even broken hearted by the violence and betrayal of this last week, this last four years. We must confront the injustices of the past that have set the groundwork for this hate. We must move forward with truth always truth.

Spirit of Reconciliation

by Toni Truesdale

 

Peace cannot be absolute,

Until the Process is complete.

The courageous steps towards reconciliation are

Full of pain, tears, heartbreak...

 

The anguish needs recognition;

And responsibility accepted,

Before absolution.

For perception of historical grief

Must be believed, by all...

 

Sincere reparations,

May be inexact;

But told with unconditional truth,

To have an amnesty in equality;

And in forgiveness, peace.

 

T. Truesdale copyright 2009

ToniTruesdale.com

 

 

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Preserving The Blue Planet


  “The Sacredness of Water”

By Toni Truesdale

 

We inhabit the Blue Planet;

Waters ebbing and flowing,

Necessary for all life.

The Ancestors knew the

Sacredness of the waters.

They drank water every day

And, made soothing herbal teas,

Using the traditional knowledge

Of the natural world

Passed down through generations.

The ancestors remembered to give thanks

To all the elements, medicinal and food plants

That nurture and heal.

Today, we can honor

Those that came before us;

By remembering the Earth,

Our Mother,

The Blue Planet

Full of beautiful waters.

 

Truesdale copyright 2010

ToniTruesdale.com

 

 

 

 

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Mary of the Americas


 

“Mary of the Americas:

Mary, Erzulie, Corn Maiden and Coatlicue”

by Toni Truesdale

 

All things are born,

and all things return to the

Mother of the Americas.

Her aspects are both purity and fecundity.

The promise of life and the inevitability of death.

She is compassion and she is justice.

She can nurture and she can destroy.

She wears many faces,

For she is all humanity;

And is as multi-cultural as this continent has become

over the last four hundred years.

She is Mother to the new millennium.

T.Truesdale copyright 2000

Friday, December 11, 2020

The Mother, all Mothers


 

“The Madonna”

by Toni Truesdale

 

The beautiful dark Madonna comes down to us

from the our beginnings.

She has many names: Ana, Tiamat, Isis, Cybele,

Demeter, Sheba, Mary Magdalene,

Mary, mother of Christ,

Maya,  mother of Buddha,

Fatima’ daughter of Mohammed,

Nana Bakula, Spider Woman, First Woman,

Parvati, Oxum, Corn Maiden, Eurzuli,

Oya, Morrigan, Ishtar,Tara, Gaia, Saule, Amaterasu,

Coatlicue, Nerthus...

She is of the earth and the sky;

She is our mother and our mother’s mother, and so on

to the very first spark of life,

She is always,The Great Mother.

She is us. We are she.

 

Copyright 1976

Toni Truesdale.com

Friday, December 4, 2020

The Darkest Night


 

Darkest Night

 

That moment of blindness,

Just before

We turn into radiance.

It is the point of transition;

From fear into hope,

And Despair into faith.

And when helplessness evolves into courage,

Inaction into resolve…

We heal from old wounds,

And become whole again…

We light the candles on the Tree of Life

As we turn from the darkest night;

To help illuminate the world.



“Cycles and Seasons”

By Toni Truesdale

 

The recurrence of the seasons continue to encircle our lives,

Just as it gave celebrations to our ancestors.

Spring Equinox, Summer Solstice,

Fall Equinox, and Winter Solstice

Mark those passages in a yearly cycle all over the world.

We have learned to plant food and medicines

According to the agricultural calendar.

We dance in a circle to celebrate the planting,

Harvesting, and the storing of food.

Buildings, monuments, and spiritual spaces have been built

To align with the celestial movements that determine

The four seasons at the point of each transition.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Little Blessings


 

Little Blessings

 

Little blessings

Every daybreak;

For spirits to watch over us

As we go about a busy day.

For our children to be well,

Healthy and thrive;

And our loved ones, sometimes

Far away, to be protected

And angels to smile upon us..

 

Let us use our small prayers

To show respect and understanding

That we are part of the universal family

That dwells in thanksgiving

On this beautiful World,

Together

Every time we say our;

Little blessings...

 

copyright 2010

 

Saturday, November 14, 2020

For our new world being born


 

 

Prayer

On this day., I am here

Asking for help and guidance;

In overturning racism, injustice, greed,

Theft of Resources,

Trafficking of the vulnerable,

Hunger and poverty,

Open our hearts, please

Help us all heal,

Help us balance;

Through the unification of all races,

Tolerance of all religions,

Connection to every living creature,

To preserve our increasingly fragile world.

 

Toni Truesdale copyright 2016