In each life a little rain must fall, and I have seen my share. Is rain bad? No, not if you are a Buddhist like me for pain makes us stronger. Haven't said this, as a Nichiren Buddhist I also know happiness in this lifetime is not only a possibility but also, a guaranty by chanting Nam Myoho Renge Kyo. For my Pagan brother and sisters, don't be alarmed for you can bring your pagan gods to our alter and you may choose to keep them, or not. It is a personal thing and will be revealed to you while chanting. This brings me to today's post that is a result from this mornings prayers and chants and the truth that was revealed to me. The truth is there was something holding me back from the financial rewards I am seeking. It is the magic wand I made out of the branch of a willow tree that hung outside a previous condo I owned. I loved that willow tree and knew it held a magic. I had charged my wand using the spells I wrote about years ago in a post title "Spell Casting 101." In this post I show you how to "charge" an object and this is what I did to my magic wand. Has it worked? I don't know, I really never tried it. But in today's chanting for happiness and financial freedom it was shown to be a force competing with my Buddhist practice in changing my Financial Karma. So today I will free it by tossing it in a field. Stay tuned.
Oh, and more about my Nichirin Buddhist practice can be found at SGI-USA.org.
I'm chanting for you.
In other thoughts on this January 3rd that fit today's magical thoughts. It was way back in 1977 on this day that Ronald Wayne thought it was a wise decision to leave Apple Computers before they incorporated because he thought it "too risky" to hang around. And so his partner at the time, Steve Jobs paid Wayne $800.00 and terminated the relationship. Wayne eventually lived in a trailer in Nevada collecting Social Security.
|Jack Ruby et al|
Jack Ruby, the Dallas nightclub owner who killed Lee Harvey Oswald, the alleged assassin of U.S. president John F. Kennedy, died of cancer in a Dallas hospital on this day after haven spent four years in a jail cell overlooking Dealey Plaza adjacent to the infamous Book Depository where the alleged gun-shots came from. Every day of his remaining life, Ruby could look out that window with the reminder to keep his mouth shut. Which he did. I only wonder what happened to his dogs? I use to work at a music store in Dallas Texas and met an old piano turner who use to tune Jack Ruby's pianos and so would be in the empty restaurant on quiet afternoons when Ruby would come in and start slapping the cocktail waitresses around -- he was a real son-of-a-bitch that way. My piano-turning friend told me: "He had these two dogs with him all the time. I think he tweeted (had sex with) those dogs."
|Both kinds of explorers: Lewis and Clark.|
Speaking of Dogs:
I leave you on this blessed day with a journal entry from the beloved explorer who first wrote about these here United States back on their famous Explorer Expedition (warning, it will be disturbing to dog lovers):
January 3rd, 1806
One party, from necessity having been obliged to subsist some length of time on dogs, have now become extremely fond of their flesh. It is worthy of remark that while we lived principally on the flesh of this animal, we were much more healthy, strong, and more fleshy than we had been since we left the buffalo country. for my own part, I have become so perfectly reconciled to the dog that I think it an agreeable food and would prefer it vastly to lean venison or elk.
-- Meriwether Lewis