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Sunday, November 3, 2019

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty ~ Peace Globe #10,475


London, England
United Kingdom

Quotes from Athena -  "Climate change is real and we can help change the climate. It starts with you. Each and every one of us. We can all do our bit to save Mother Earth. There are things we can all do as individuals to save our beautiful planet!"

#Blog4Peace #ClimateChange

Dona Nobis Pacem ~ Bathing In Persimmon Trees

Welcome to the 14th launch of BlogBlast For Peace aka Dona nobis pacem in the Blogosphere. 
Our theme this year is Change Your Climate. Many are choosing to write about global climate change. Others are choosing to write about the need to change their own personal climates in order to create peaceful spaces for themselves ( ie: eliminating stress, self-care). I have chosen the latter.  
Please sign the Mr. Linky at the end of this post so that others may visit you and see the beautiful peace globes throughout the Blogosphere. Remember to tag me on Facebook  or wherever you are on social media. Thank you for being a part of this community of peace bloggers. Your words are powerful and important to all of us. May we lift and encourage in our quest for a peaceful more sustainable planet earth.  Grant us peace!  

Bathing In Persimmon Trees

As she got older and more introspective, my mother would spontaneously start talking about random things from her faraway childhood. On this day, she began to weave invisible spinning yarn in the air in front of her. "There are these threads....you see....threads...." as her hands moved in and around them,  making sense of mysteries in her mind,  weaving and talking as she spun, connecting branch to branch to branch. Except she wasn't really sitting there with me. She was somewhere back in time playing dodgeball with the curse.

 "I can see them going back generations."
"What kind of threads?" I asked. 
"Poverty. Brokenness. Abuse. Depression. Alcoholism. Divorce. Conflict. Addiction. 
Bad threads....don't you see them, Mimi?"
Yes, mama, I've always seen them.

Like shadows on trees in a cemetery, cast long from eons of time and generation, I had always seen them. 

If you want to go mad, 
cover them up.

If you want to break the curse,
stand in the Light.

Generational threads can tie together what desperately needs to be broken. They are inherently binding and strong.
Made of flax. Faith. Fiber. Custom. Tradition. Tribe. Toxicity. Untruth.
Even and especially love.

Whether they remain tied and woven into the next generation depends not on the strength of the cotton, but on the spinning of the pattern. Twisted legacies take whole life spans to unspin. It requires laser-sharp discernment and a willingness to plant a new field. To begin a better story. Harvesting new tribes is not for the faint-of-heart. My mother was anything but faint.


And that's when I began to remember...
warm water washing down my back.
I felt the heaviness of long tangled hair.
Soap.
And her hands in my hair.

Scrubbing and soothing at the same time.  Bare feet on a dark linoleum speckled floor, bent over the kitchen sink in the middle of a fifties wood frame in the heat of summer and the only running water in the house.  Daddy hadn't finished the bathroom yet.
My mother stood untangling the mane that was always tangled and drying me off with a ragged towel. 

And then I started to cry 

Uncontrollably. Sobs from an eight-year-old that should never be heard by a mother. 
She knew. I could see it in her eyes. She knew. From the covering of shame I felt underneath the thinness of fabric that could not cover could not cover could not cover the confusion and tremble of a skinny little girl who had just been reminded of more than innocent suds running down the back of a dark-haired freckle-faced me with grownup questions swirling in her mangled head.
She looked straight into the dripping freckles and raised her eyes to meet mine.

It was my mother's greatest gift to me. 

Unwavering trust. Unquestioning acceptance. She believed what I was about to tell her before I said it. I can still taste the shampoo on my lips and see the horror in her eyes, the quiver in my voice. I remember the way my eyes wanted to only stare at the linoleum while she gathered herself.  Standing there dripping in a torn towel while she called someone to tell them what she'd seen in her daughter's eyes.
I never had to see him again.
She saw to it.

She sacrificed family and relationships to protect me. 
Had she chosen to look the other way, I am sure without a shadow of an oak tree doubt,  I would have crumpled into a broken twig on the sudsy floor and never recovered.
Instead, it was the moment that defined me. 

In the deepest part of me that day, she taught me to trust the sacred places that no one should touch.  I owned every nook and crevice again before she even finished with the tender drying
 because my mother believed me 
she gave me permission to trust myself
She had no idea that she'd just given me my voice.


Of all the trials that came later - our arguments, her quirky temper, my stubbornness - our differences growing wider in the middle of our lives, then circling back to unconditional love, as happens with mothers and daughters  - I'm not sure she ever fully recovered from the sadness of that moment. 

Threads
You see them, don't you Mimi?


I wanted so much to know her and understand her better and all that mysterious weaving in the spirit. Those strands had names. They had stories. But there wasn't time and she was gone.  What made her so unbreakable? What stopped her from untying the last piece of tangled life and freeing herself? What kind of woman knows by instinct and love how to run straight into battle for her daughter?  That's the indestructible mother I longed to fully know.

When I felt she had no faith in my endeavors or no understanding of my independence, in hindsight, now, I wonder if the moment under the towel defined the way she would forever try to keep me from straying too far into unfamiliar territory. As I spread my wings to fly away, perhaps her holding on was the only way of protecting me.  Perspective.

I went through some things this year that broke my heart. Multitudes of unkindness and wholly undignified days. But the more vile they became, the more grace I received. 

 My body is recalibrating. Balancing. Resetting. Changing my climate, my environment, is not just necessary for peace of mind, it's mandatory for my survival. 
I am ready to put this decade behind me but not without the wisdom it contains.

Standing under the canopy of trees gives me courage and strengthens my vulnerability - that delicate balance between authenticity and prudence.   It resembles the act of protection and trust. Intimacy and connection.  You might not have a lifetime or even a decent swath of moments like these with the people you love. 
But it only takes one.  
Divine grace echoes on the walls of my heart. 
My mother's grace reverberates decades later.

And she is the reason that I can stand uncovered in a field of persimmon trees
without fear 
without shame
without scars


I finally learned to accept all our twisted roads and fallen places.  How she tried to exhume the genesis of those invisible threads in her hands, never quite finding where the first broken piece began and the last continued.  
 You see them, don't you Mimi?

She died before she could unravel all the threads
But she deposited in me just enough spitfire to keep my end of the peace treaty intact:
To leave the untelling on the kitchen floor 
To live without hiding behind trees 

To forgive those who want to see me broken
To be open and brave when your words need wording
and to be loud in the most vulnerable of places

and that's why I need trees
Had you told me a year ago that people can feel energy from trees, I would have silently patted you on the head and sent you on your way. And yet, since her death six months ago, I find myself running to the forest on my mountain, sitting for hours in the sanctuary of their branches. Breathing in oxygen. Absorbing life into the cells of my stress-laden body.
 Finding the Mother trees. They shelter the young saplings and strategically branch out in directions that give them the most nourishment from the sun.
Did you know there are mother trees?

We are made stronger when we understand where we came from
when we uncover what is hurting us
We discover which branches are strong and which need pruning.
I am learning to be thankful for the miles of memories that created me
all of them

Safety sometimes lies in being unseen
but never in being unheard.




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Friday, November 1, 2019

Romania, Belgium, Thailand and British Columbia blog for peace

There are 214 countries and territories who've blogged for peace in the past thirteen years. Where are you from? Is it peaceful where you live? Can you think of a way to influence your corner of the world for the common good? I know! I have a fabulous idea!

Join us NOV 4 and fly a peace globe. Below are four stellar examples from the past to inspire you.


Canada

Belgium

Thailand

Romania



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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Powerful Moment in Chile

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Even in the midst of turmoil and war, beauty can erupt. 












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Sunday, October 20, 2019

You Could Learn a Lot From a Cat

Animal Volunteer Shelter Life in Connecticut
Did you know that cats use their humans to blog for peace?
It's true! Everybody knows who's in charge. The cats!
Lone Star Cats from Texas

Hundreds of kitties can be found making puuurfectly peaceful blog posts on November 4th in all corners of the blogosphere. They're busy right now getting ready for BlogBlast For Peace.
I challenge you to make peace a priority on November 4th. 

Here are a few of the marvelous peace globes made by the cat blogosphere!


Kevin Hattori 

George Clooney the Cat

Stunning Keisha!

Meezer's Mews
Mickey's Musings
Shelter Cats
Stunning Keisha

Stunning Keisha
Trav's Thoughts in Washington


Saturday, October 12, 2019

Beautiful New Blog4Peace Badges for 2019

Outstanding new badges for your sidebars and social media pages. Made by talented peace blogger Ann Adamus at the blog Zoolatry! Free to use for all peace bloggers everywhere!
 I've included a large size and a small size of each.

Please join us. Our theme is Change Your Climate.  You could write about global climate change or changing your own personal climate! 

One voice ~ One subject ~ One day~
NOV 4



Many thanks!



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Friday, October 4, 2019

Blog4Peace ~ 30 Day Countdown! November 4

The 30 day countdown to Blog4Peace has begun! As if our usual custom in the Blogosphere, writers from every continent and over 200 countries and territories will Blog 4 Peace on November 4th. We will post on our social media pages and websites, blogs and vlogs! 

This year's theme is "Change Your Climate" which could mean anything from global climate change or changing your personal climate to a more peaceful one. 

Choose your peace globe template from the links on this page and let's go!




We began blogging for peace in November, 2006. Thirteen  years and thousands of peace bloggers later, we are still blogging for peace. On every continent. In 214 countries and territories. In war-torn countries and peaceful villages. Whole families. Babies in utero (yes, really!) Teenagers. Senior citizens. Veterans of war. Poets and singers. Teachers. Classrooms. Authors and artists. Doctors. Lawyers. Cats (many many cat bloggers). Dogs. Gerbils. Birds. Goats and Bunnies. Scientists. Designers. Researchers. Stay-at-home-parents. Kids. Baby Boomers. From the Netherlands to Kansas. And everywhere in between.

We. Still. Blog. For. Peace





Join us the next 30 days as we prepare for Nov 4th. Get your peace globes ready. Prepare your posts. Help us spread the word by blogging and posting on social media everywhere you can.

Hashtag #blog4peace  #Nov4 #BlogBlast4Peace #BlogBlastForPeace #ChangeYourClimate #peaceblogger


















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Saturday, September 28, 2019

How To Use Social Media For GOOD ~ It's Peace Globe Time

Welcome to the 14th year of peace blogging aka Dona nobis pacem in the Blogosphere! We have happily morphed into social media peace blogging as well! You can participate on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube or on your own website!  Spread the word! It’s time to use your voice to inspire change in the world. Words are powerful. Become a peace blogger!

Thank you Michelle Culp for the graphic

Choose a blank peace globe template from this page. You can also get one from the Facebook Page.  from below. Design a peace globe with quotes, art, and individualized messages of peace. There are thousands of examples at the Official Site of Blog4Peace to give you inspiration.

Send the finished globe to blog4peace@yahoo.com and TAG Mimi Lenox on Facebook or any other social media platform. Your creation will be added to the Official Peace Globe Gallery @blog4peace.com and given an official number!

Post and write about PEACE on your blog and social media pages on NOVEMBER 4. Use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, ANYWHERE you are online. You don’t have to have a blog to blog4peace.
We are everywhere you are.

Each year we have grown stronger and louder, more determined and sure. This movement has settled into a place that has become everyone’s place at the table. Peace bloggers come from 214 countries/territories on every continent. We speak many languages and dialects, but one single Latin phrase has unified us into one voice: Dona nobis pacem - Grant us peace.
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Join us?  NOV 4th  Go to blog4peace.com to find more inspiration about this movement. If you are graphically challenged, we have helper peace globe makers standing by to assist you! Leave a message on the peace page if you need help with your graphic or have questions.


Helpful links: mimilenox.com blog4peace.com How To Get Your Peace Globe Facebook Blog4Peace Fan Page  Announcing Blog4Peace 2019   Twitter Blog4Peace  YOU can be a peace blogger too!  Pinterest Peace  FREE Peace Globe Templates to Choose from (there are MANY to choose from) Instagram Peace Globes  (a brand new endeavor)

Facebook posting on peace blogging with Mimi Lenox 
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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Change Your Climate! ~ Blog4Peace NOV 4

It's time to announce the 2019 launch of Blog4Peace!  
Welcome to the 14th year of peace blogging!  When?
 November 4, 2019 

This year's theme ~ 
Change your climate 

As if our annual custom, people from all over the world are invited to write on the subject of peace, create and fly a peace globe (like those found HERE) and post on social media, blogs, Twitter, Instagram, wherever you are online. Click here for a collection of free peace templates to use.

No time in my historical memory can I relate more to an era of time and space on planet Earth when every word spoken carried more weight than it does now. And they're not all good for the planet. Or for us.
Speaking out is important!

 The forests and rivers are crying. The rocks and seas are coming undone. The hillsides are burning and the glaciers are falling.  The animal kingdom is weeping, after all, it is their kingdom. The air is full of poison and the oceans are full of plastic. Tidal waves are angry and we must listen.  No one is immune to this scourge. Everyone is responsible for the health and well-being of Mother Earth.   We are responsible for the way in which we speak to the universe...because you see...it catches up with us. The planet answers in response to the way she is treated - recoiling and rebelling in the only way She knows.  The violence we are seeing in nature is not an accident. If we don't change the way we sweep the house, the house will turn on itself like an rogue immune system, continuing to ravage and assault until we've not only lost our refuge - but any hope of a peaceful home.   We cannot live in peace if the walls are crumbling around us. 
Sometimes in life we are in battle. Sometimes we enjoy a respite.
 This is a season of war.  

And not just the environment and inevitable climate change. 
Stress, Burnout, Man, Person, Dates

The more our environment changes, the more the atmosphere in our personal lives changes.
Humans react to stress.  Poisonous words alter the collective consciousness of the Universe in the world at large and in our homes.  We are not only struggling to find gigantic real world solutions to enormous problems for our very survival, we're also internalizing all the fear and urgency that comes with that task. Our bodies react to what we see happening around us, what we hear, what we read. If we don't know what to do and we play that mantra over and over in our heads, we become hopeless. Stuck. Overwhelmed. Sick. Depressed. Scared. 

We have to stop saying in angst "we've got to find a solution!!" and actually find a solution!
We are a planet of people floundering in a cesspool at a pivotal point in time.  
And it is literally killing us. Not only is the planet coming unglued, so are we. 
What triggers a lack of peace in your life? What makes you lose your peace?
Uncertainty? Finances? Sickness? Politics? Racism? Unkindness? Family? Relationships? Job? Grief? Depression? 

Find that specific trigger point and write about how to 
change your climate. 
 Make a plan for a more peaceful you. One step at a time. Self care is not selfish. 
Since the year 2006 our motto has been, "If words are powerful, then this matters."
Peace globe template
You don't have to worry about finding the words, O Brilliant Peace Bloggers, the intent of your  heart is always the source of your story.  You understand that. I've seen it over and over. 
And only YOU can tell your story. Don't let someone else hijack your truth. Your writing is more powerful each year. Your peace globes more beautiful. Your intent more purposeful!
Our influence greater and the substance deeper - this year more than ever. 
What you write will help others struggling with the same issues. Then our peace blogging world becomes a healing community. Every part of the puzzle, every effort, every word is important. 
So. We will speak for the presence of peace on this planet. 
And in our lives. 
We will rage and we will protest. We will write with a wailing pen and celebrate with a multicolored band of boldness. On the page of diversity and unity will strong words of vulnerability course through and run down the blank lines until they bleed into cracks and cuts of planet earth that need the healing you bring to the page - and to the world.  I need you!
We all need you!

So write. 
And write strong.
And don't be a wimp.
Throw away the rules.
And for Heaven's sake, don't censor.
Write. 

Forest Fire, Forest, Climate Change

Pick up your pen.
Set your words on fire


HOW TO BLOG FOR PEACE
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November 4, 2019

Climate Change, Global Warming

Dona nobis pacem
Grant us peace

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About Sharing, Linking, and Copyright

Your peace globe and post will be assigned a number and placed in the Official Gallery at blog4peace.com. By participating in Blog4Peace you agree that your peace globe designs and links may be displayed on other social sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Digg, etc and shared across the Blogosphere wherever peace bloggers are found online, in the name of world peace and in the spirit of promoting this work. They may also be used in printed works and publications online and elsewhere by the founder of this movement in creating published works about the Blog4Peace movement.
Every effort will be made to credit, notify and obtain permission from the artist if and when the design on your peace globe template is chosen to be featured in printed works, books, or online publications.
If you do not want your peace globe shared and made accessible to others, let me know the day it is submitted or simply submit an anonymous unsigned peace globe.

Otherwise, please understand that this movement is all about spreading the message.

Thank you for being part of this incredible community of peace bloggers.

About Sharing and Linking:
It is perfectly alright to SHARE on social media sites from this blog. These beautiful creations and words should be seen and heard in the Blogosphere. However, images and links on this website may not be copied, downloaded or redistributed offline in printed works for profit or elsewhere online for profit without express permission of the blog author, Mimi Lenox. Uses other than sharing from a Share button is a violation of copyright.
© 2006 Mimi Lenox
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Special Launch Event Thursday, July 12, 2012

We launched the 2012 BlogBlast4Peace season with a trip to the shore (real and virtual). I am already on the Atlantic. If you were here with us July 12 at sunset, even in spirit, then you were a part of the 2012 launch for BlogBlast4Peace. I can think of no better way to announce our November 4th campaign than a designated time for all to bring the same thoughts and vibes to the table....er...ocean. Then it won't be just me making an announcement. It will be all of us. I like it!
Facebook Event page is here. It was a great success. Thank you. Let the peace begin.

Blog Talk Radio Interviews with Mimi

The Doctor Anonymous Show ~November 6, 2008
November 4, 2008
Election Night on The Doctor Blogstein Radio Happy Hour
The Mo Show
November 7, 2007
The Doctor Anonymous Show ~ October 25, 2007
BlogTalkRadio.com
Click to hear the interview below

Peace Poems & Stories

Inspiring Quotes

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  • Anndi's Luggage ~
    Mother Teresa
  • Anndi's Luggage ~
    Mother Teresa
  • Answers To The Questions
  • Are We There Yet?
  • Are We There Yet?
    Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Cherry, Plum, Dansom Blossoms
  • Comedy Plus
  • Comedy Plus
  • Daisy The Curly Cat
  • It's Sanni-licious ~ 06/07
  • It's Sanni-licious ~ 11/06
  • It's Sanni-licious ~ All We Are Saying
  • It's Sanni-licious ~12/06
  • Kids, Cats, & Books: What Else Is There?
  • Lily's Pad ~ King James Bible
  • Me, My Life, My Garden
  • Mississippizen
  • Missy & KC
  • Mother's Home
  • Odat's Mumblings
  • On A Limb With Claudia ~ Tao
    On The Far Side Of The Sea Luke 2:10-12
  • Parlancheq ~ Jimi Hendrix
  • Pregnant Pauses
  • Quotes In Can
  • Rock and Star
  • Short Stories in the making
  • Studio Susie Says...
  • TeaTime Ramblings
  • This Eclectic Life
  • Trav's Thoughts Yuki and Simiko

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