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    Hard Times

    I haven't said much recently, but I've fallen on hard times. I've had to move back home with my parents, I'm trying to find a new job, but we're very close to losing our home. I don't know what else beyond the obvious. My family and I need help. I'm not asking to made wealthy, but I need help. I'm not asking for money either. I'm just asking for whatever prayers or invocations can be made on our behalf. No more, no less. I'm not sure what else to do beyond keep looking for work, praying, and scrimping. I plan to make a more grand gesture in hopes that the Divine will help keep our heads above water, but if anyone else can offer some kind of aid, no matter how intangible, it would be greatly appreciated.

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    May your fortune and that of your kin improve.
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    "But those men who know anything at all about the Light also know that there is a fierceness to its power, like the bare sword of the law, or the white burning of the sun." Suddenly his voice sounded to Will very strong, and very Welsh. "At the very heart, that is. Other things, like humanity, and mercy, and charity, that most good men hold more precious than all else, they do not come first for the Light. Oh, sometimes they are there; often, indeed. But in the very long run the concern of you people is with the absolute good, ahead of all else..."

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    Wishing you and yours energy for enough....enough shelter....enough sustain you all.
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    Re: Hard Times

    Quote Originally Posted by cesara View Post
    Wishing you and yours energy for enough....enough shelter....enough sustain you all.
    Yes, this.

    I think many of us have been in this boat. Unfortunately its just one of those things you slog through the best you can, I guess.

    I hope things turn for the better soon!
    “You have never answered but you did not need to. If I stand at the ocean I can hear you with your thousand voices. Sometimes you shout, hilarious laughter that taunts all questions. Other nights you are silent as death, a mirror in which the stars show themselves. Then I think you want to tell me something, but you never do. Of course I know I have written letters to no-one. But what if I find a trident tomorrow?" ~~Letters to Poseidon, Cees Nooteboom

    “We still carry this primal relationship to the Earth within our consciousness, even if we have long forgotten it. It is a primal recognition of the wonder, beauty, and divine nature of the Earth. It is a felt reverence for all that exists. Once we bring this foundational quality into our consciousness, we will be able to respond to our present man-made crisis from a place of balance, in which our actions will be grounded in an attitude of respect for all of life. This is the nature of real sustainability.”
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