Thursday, November 20, 2008

My new sax blog...

... is called "66 Sax" after my 1966 Selmer Bundy tenor sax, "Bello." (Serial number 411559 - and the name is a play on the English word for making a loud noise or yell, and the the Italian word for "handsome.")

You can check it out here: - including my healing Earth song, "Pacha Mama Prayer."

Regards and have fun,

Rev. Dan

Saturday, November 15, 2008

PS22 Chorus covers 1,000 Oceans by Tori Amos

What I like about what Pres-elect Obama is saying... that we must meet the challenges that face us TOGETHER.

For too long has the spirit of scarcity-based competition been fostered between our fellow citizens by partisan hacks and bloviators.

When's the last time we paid attention to what is written on the back of every quarter in our pockets; E PLURIBUS UNUM. This means literally, "United we stand."

Then he goes on to make the long-term success of this effort based in cleaning up our energy sources and modernizing them. That is the beating heart of the monster currently poisoning our biosphere.

I like what he says, and I am hoping to match it to what we all DO.

Rev. Dan

President-elect Obama 1st weekly National Address

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I am going to actively seek those who believe...

...that it is our spiritual imperative to care for the Earth and act as responsible stewards on Her behalf.

I do not say worship the Earth, I say care for Her.

One of the rather more beautiful events that I attended recently was an inter-faith prayer for peace ceremony at the national headquarters for the Theosophical Society in America.

My wife and I live within an hour's drive of their national headquarters in Wheaton, IL and we were pleased to attend the event.

Each of the attendees was invited to speak on an example of how they'd found peace at some moment in their lives, and to say a prayer for peace from a prayer book filled with prayers from numerous spiritual paths from around the world. I chose a Native American prayer for peace to recite.

We closed the ceremony with a hand-holding circle and a chanted prayer that came to me during my trip to the Cahokia Mounds last year. "Heal the Earth, heal Mankind, in perfect ways, in perfect time." repeated five times.

We also on several occasions have been graced to walk the Labyrinth at the national headquarters in Summer and Winter solstice light ceremonies.

For a poem describing that visit, and the incredible experience I had there, visit HERE.

Blessings and light,

Rev. Dan

I See The Spammers Have Been Busy Here Too...

The "Join My Freebie Group" posts via my hacked send-to-post e-mail address have been deleted. I'll try to get more on top of things here as I'm able. It will probably be a little easier now that election season is over, and with such hopeful results.

Let's all pray that we get some concrete action on clean energy, which is at the heart of almost everything that ails us these days.

We indeed live in interesting times. I hope they are kinder than such usually are.

Rev. Dan