Free Desktop Wallpaper Calendar June 2010

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This months (June 2010) Free Desktop Wallpaper calendar is called Beyond the Veil.

It features a woman slipping through the mists and the clouds, eyes of a wolf, veil, and a mysterious cloak figure inside the moon. The Calendar is simple but does include moon dates, Summer, Summer Solstice and Father’s day.

 

You can add your own dates but please, when sharing, make sure to only share the originals. Keep all file names intact and please do not change file names. All free stock images used came from Stockart.

 

Do not resell. No copyright infringement intended. This is meant for personal use.

Enjoy.

 

Two sizes below…if you need another size, just shout.

Just click the links, right click and save as. (Desktops stored in my Photobucket album)

1680 x 1200

1680 x 1050

 

Enjoy!

C.H. Scarlett

39 Days of Prayer – Day 8

Day 8 – To Embrace the Good Things

Hathor – Egyptian Goddess of Love and Music. The embodiment of success and abundance, Hathor rules all aspects of beauty, wealth, and the arts. She is the patroness of dancers and musicians, and rules all aspects of womanhood and femininity. A benign deity, Hathor bestows happiness and joy on Her followers, and is often worshiped with fragrant perfumes, songs, and dance rituals. She is depicted as a beautiful woman with the ears of a cow, carrying a sistrum. Her traditional offers are two mirrors and myrrh.

Hathor, Goddess of Blissful Things

I am learning my lessons in anger from your mirror, Sekhmet

And I come to you to learn pleasure.

I freely and fully release all things that keep me from happiness, love, and prosperity

And those things freely and fully release me.

I make room in my life and heart for your blessings.

Teach me to anoint myself for pleasure

to adorn myself for passion and creativity

Prepare me for the dance that leads me to joy.

Blessed be.

Writing Poetry

Back in my schooldays, an English teacher who was also a poet gave me some advice that has stayed with me all these years. He said words to this effect, “It’s fine to bleed on the paper, but afterwards, you have to mop it up and do something with it.”

There are a great many people who use poetry as therapy. It’s a brilliant way to vent troubled emotion and if it helps to get it out of your system that way, then, fantastic. Anything that helps a person deal with life is a blessing. I have written my share of angsty, self indulgent bleed on the paper poetry. I’ve also encountered a fair bit of it online.

There is an enormous difference between writing for yourself, and writing for others. People who read poetry, for fun, will only tolerate a small amount of self indulgent angsty stuff. It has to go beyond that. You have to mop up the personal anguish and difficulty, and turn it into something that is about more than just you.

Visiting Portland in April, I had the pleasure of sitting through two poetry sessions in the city, and catching some poets other places too. Live poetry is incredibly immediate, and to a certain extent encourages writers to go for darker, stronger emotions that will grab the audience. Sex and death, anger, betrayal, rape, self harm… they did it all. One woman offered an almost unbearable account of a date rape. Very real. Very painful. I felt myself (and much of her audience) step back, unable to engage. Overwhelm people with your pain and darkness, and after a while they will become unable to listen.

The best poets I heard, told stories. They might have been from their own lives, or invented, it wasn’t always easy to tell. They contrasted the moments of terrible darkness with lighter touches, humour, compassion, pathos, moving us between emotions, taking us on journeys. Some of the stories were intensely personal and emotional, but the ones that really worked made the audience empathise, not asking them just to witness outpourings of grief, but to make the journey too, learn something, see something. The young man who talked about a lizard he had caused to die in a jar, and seeing himself as that lizard, in desperation, mixing his own fears with empathy for the creature he’d killed. Potent stuff.  It became more than a story about a bad thing he’d experienced as a kid. It transcended his own life.

Anyone can bleed onto the paper, pouring out words that emerge like blood from wounds that are soul deep. It’s a good thing to do sometimes. I recommend it. A poem is more than this. It’s what happens when you mop up, reshape, and imagine someone else reading those words. It’s not enough to want to be heard or witnessed – a howl of pain is not a poem. Think about why you want someone else to hear your words, what you want it to mean to them, why they need to hear it. Make them breathless with beauty or startled with inspiration, make them weep over your naked humanity, by all means, shock them with simplicity, seduce them with metaphors and enchant them with rhyme and meter. But don’t just bleed.

Ancient Calendar: May 30, 2010

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One more day and it’s good-bye May. Who’s ready?

Ok, got some Norse stuff for you to all learn today. Ever hear of the Einherjar? Well, if you haven’t, no worries because while today was an Observance all for them, we will be broadening our minds at the same time. And since they happen to have a hand in a little something that interests me—battle of Ragnarok—then away we go!

The Einherjar are Warriors who were once living until they died as heroes during battle. Norse men and women were something fierce and they held those who held a sword very high. They didn’t fear death, they just feared dying without having a good one. And a good one came from being in battle, neck to neck with an enemy.

The Einherjar, though, will aid Odin come the great battle of Ragnarok, which is said to be the very thing that brings about the end of the world. They train daily, eat and drink their fill in Valhalla and await for the great battle of the final destiny of all Gods to come.

However, on this particular day in Norse history, they will be honored. Awakened by the crowning of Gullinkambi (A rooster), they will then test each other by battling until sunset. After which, they will be brought to the side of Odin, where all of their wounds will be healed.

Greece will be having two sacred days dedicated to Hecate. These days were even observed in Rome during Republican times.

Ma’at shall be taken to Ra in Ancient Egypt’s calendar.

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