Im not entirely sure what made me think the subject of Esther would be a basic one? I thought I would read the book, link the Names- add an "A" and take a "H" and Shazam! Esther is Easter... The End. Nah, the snake hole is much deeper.
Esther is indeed linked to Easter but to get to the link Im being directed through Persia.. Persia! What do I know about Persia, now or ancient? Nothing. I was discussing with a friend a few days ago about the omission of all things 'Orient' from our school studies. Then as an adult we tend to go no further than Islam... I think I stated this before on this blog. Im pretty sure I have...
So now that my search for Esther has led me to Persia, my detour is opening up another perspective. (Unrelated to Persia but relevant to this post and southern dialects: I originally typed "a whole nother perspective" and was auto-corrected- " A whole nothing perspective." I started to retype "a whole another" and realized it was southern slang. Whoever started the saying broke 'another' into 3 words... Skillz.
Not only does Esther point to the Persian Empire, she also is the Queen of the Jewish Tradition. She is accredited with postioning the Jews-Hebrews for future globalization. To them she is Ha'dassa.
To me, there is too much I still don't know and want to understand about this story. Esther is the Mother of the 3 Abrahamic traditions by way of Mordecai and King Zerces. Although she is biblical, she is also historical. Im still looking for that information, who she is in history. As my questions are answered, more are created.
So the video on Esther's Easter is pending until I understand more. Below is a video Im currently studying. As you will see Its a difficult study due to the Yiddish. Ive watched a few of these Rabbi taught lessons and the wisdom of the priesthood abounds. Its no wonder Jews are successfully navigating politics. They are very clear on their Purpose.
No glam. Yesterday's Camping Training was productive.
I can now build a fire, bake with a makeshift convention oven and
coach a camping trip of
first-time campers! There's one more Certification I
need from Texas Parks & Wildlife that will allow for use of
loaner camping equipment then it's officially on!
On this week's "Thoughtful Thursdays" vlog I spoke on
long-term goals & the necessity of maintaining sight of
your desires when they dont immediately come into being.
So many of my own dreams & visions were relegated to
long-term status because they are bigger than just little ole' me.
They require resources I dont currently have &
people I've yet to meet. And for
some people that's all the excuse needed to bury those dreams deep with a
tombstone reading, "Impossible." I disagree. That's when I began writing
them down in my journals. I created Vision Boards while using aromatherapy. I
I tattooed them on
the inside of my arm, next to my heart.
Lol, Okay not really... that's extreme...
Point being, Im doing whatever it takes to not forget what I saw years ago in a dream- the feeling I had when I started on that path.
Langston Hughes wrote a poem about "A Dream Differed." And although I didnt understand it as a youth,
now I know exactly what it looks like. We all do.
We all know people that stopped dreaming and following their passions.
Its heart-breaking to witness. Spirit-breaking...
As the Alchemist, it’s also motivation. A selfish and selfless
motivation just for me. A challenge to stand as their example of accomplishment.
To allow them to vicariously feel the pleasurable force of success and
the orgasm of witnessing a vision coming alive. For every
loved one that gave up & allowed their perceived lacks to
keep them from going all in, WE receive a special type
of blessing by allowing them to taste the manna of our
Years ago, I began offering camping trips for first
time campers. I teamed-up with a respected expert, he
provided the tents & sleeping bags and I took care of
everything else. We hosted camping trips for almost 2
years and introduced both primitive & sheltered-style
to newbies. I wasnt ready to stop. I wanted to offer
more trips, though-out the state of Texas. I knew of other groups
offering trips to secluded reserves, private properties
and State parks and I wanted to do the same for my
peoples. However my business relationship with my
partner was quickly dissolving. Life happens. And I
needed my own camping supplies so I wasnt depending
on him and his. I needed help with marketing and management. None
of which I had. So, I reluctantly pushed pause. I began supporting
other camping groups. I started learning more about the 'outdoors'
culture. And I tacked my old promotional fliers and brainstorming exercises,
planning papers fleshing out my future plans on my Wishing Wall.
And I said to myself, "Not now. Later."
And so here we are. Later. Fast-forward several years and I'm
still camping. Now I have my children with me. I've began to identify ways to acquire my needed items,
as well as identified potential partners. I didn't forget.
Soon I will offer another trip.
Then I will assess how to improve my methods.
It's not so much about making money, although I do intend
to cover my expenses and charge what the experience
merits. Its moreso about opening up another portal for
city dwellers to commune with Mother Nature.
The therapy of natural colors, sounds, textures and smells. The ritual of sitting around the campfire.
And the sacredness of forested darkness.
It was placed in my Spirit to midwife folks into the experience.
It's one of my Creative dreams.
So this pic isnt a fly-girl, glam photo. I got those too nah, lol.
I'm a baddie when I wanna... Ayyyeee… lol.
I'm also deadass committed to chasing my dreams.
There are no other alternatives.
"I can love like a mistress
b.u.t. not like a common, street hoe.
If you feel me, what you waiting foe.
You let go, I let go."
When a man chooses a woman who follows her calling, his only chance to maintain the connection is in following her… and above all in creating space for her to follow her own path.
I dont enjoy fighting or arguing. I dont find pleasure in trying to outwit and one up those I care about. The only competition I want with a lover and friends are the healthy challenges where we push each another towards greatness and achievement. And not the tough love kind. The outside world is tough enough. There's plenty people ready & willing to break us beyond repair.
"Har Haray Hari Waheguru."
Infinite Creativity. Creative Force. Manifested Creative Force. Joy & Wonder.
"Spark of Creation ignite within me.
I am a conduit of Divinity"
Poetry Month: Day 15