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Light of Creation

Photo: Light on the Mountain, Lagazuoi Refuge, Dolomites. Photographer: Andrea Visca posted on http://www.photobotos.com
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The light
Shines brightly over the earth
As a reminder of Divine birth.
The Creator and One Source
Breaths the air that blows it’s course
Fills the creeks, rivers, and ocean deep.
Created the land under our feet.
The Divine Presence is all we see
In the beauty of the world
That was created so perfectly.

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moon

Super Moon , Gilbert, Arizona , Justin Asht  Photographer

Photo posted on http://www.photobotos.com

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The moon so full

So bold and bright,

It’s circular perfection a heavenly sight.

The wheat stalks so high

In gold and brown,

The grasses sway around and around.

Under the moon

The souls dance all night,

A dance of homage a divine sight.

“A rite of passage,” the Angels sing

As the souls dance under the bright moon light.

“Come…Come,” cries the Lord

“To your eternal place…your gifts on earth will

Never be replaced.

Your spirit so bright will live on in light

Your memory engraved in the hearts of form.

Your essence a thread that weaves through time,

A glue that bonds the earth and sky.

An eternal spark that never dims,

Is your lasting love contained there in.”

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Sunrise over the Serengeti Plain - Serengeti Plain, Tanzania – Harold Green

Sunrise over the Serengeti Plain – Serengeti Plain, Tanzania – Harold Green
Photo posted on http://www.photobotos.com Nov 13, 2012

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Dawning Day

Under the dawning day

The tree reaches its limbs to the igniting sky.

Darkness of night quietly fades,

Into the colors of the breaking haze.

The morning mist the Lord’s gentle kiss

Lands softly upon the world’s lips.

In a single form

A tree exist,

In a cluster the woods grow

into a community the life energy flows.

The roots of the tree are embedded deep

Into the core of the heart of the earth.

The roots are nourished

From the mineral floor.

Within the tree a world of life exist

A world of unity and community,

Perfectly thought out by the Lord.

Every life form loved and adored.

Every life form a gift for all to see.

Every plant and tree,

Every insect and animal,

Every drop of water,

A perfect spiritual divinity.

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Malala

Malala, teen champion of girls’ rights, nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

By Kari Huus, Staff writer, NBC News
NHS via EPA

Malala Yousufzai of Pakistan leaving Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Britain, on Jan. 4 after she was discharged. She will have to undergo specialist cranial surgery at a later date.

Malala Yousufzai, the Pakistani girl who rose to international fame after the Taliban nearly killed her for her efforts to promote girls’ education, has been formally nominated for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize.

Her name was put forward by three members of the Norwegian parliament from the ruling Labor Party on their website Friday, which was the deadline for nominations.

Malala’s name was put forward because of “her courageous commitment to the right of girls to education. A commitment that seemed so threatening to the extremists that they chose to try and kill her,” said parliamentarian Freddy de Ruiter on the Labor party web site.

De Ruiter made the nomination with fellow members of parliament Gorm Kjernli and Magne Rommetveit.


Malala was attacked in October with two other girls while traveling home from school in Pakistan’s Swat valley.  The gunman boarded the van and asked for her by name before firing three shots at her — singling her out for writing a blog that criticized the Taliban for barring girls for getting an education.

A week later, Malala was flown to a hospital in the UK for treatment. She is now facing a final major surgery to place a titanium plate over the hole left in her skull. While in the hospital she has received thousands of messages from well-wishers around the world, and continued to speak out on behalf of her cause, becoming a global icon.
The Norwegian MPs said they believed that Malala was “a worthy winner for many reasons. She has become an important symbol in the fight against destructive forces that want to prevent democracy, equality and human rights.”

She was also reportedly nominated by members of parliament in France, Spain and Canada. NBC News has not confirmed that information.

To be sure, it is very early in the Nobel process, which culminates with a winner in October.

The Stockholm-based Nobel Foundation, which has been awarding Nobel awards for physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and peace since 1901, said 231 names were submitted for the Peace Prize last year, including 41 organizations.

Nominations can be made only by a select group of people worldwide, including national lawmakers, university presidents and previous Nobel winners.

The foundation does not disclose the names of nominees until 50 years later. However, those who name the candidates sometimes disclose them, as in Malala’s case.

Among other reported nominees for the 2013 prize are Belarusian human rights activist Ales Belyatski, who is in jail, and Russian Lyudmila Alexeyeva.

The list of prior Nobel Peace Prize recipients is populated with presidents and large organizations — including UNICEF, Doctors without Borders, and the European Union in 2012 — and storied individuals, such as the Dalai Lama, Mother Theresa and Nelson Mandela.

If Malala were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, she would be the youngest by far and one of just 15 female recipients.

The average age of the 100 individuals is 62, according to the Nobel foundation. The youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate so far is Yemeni journalist Tawakkol Karman, who was 32 when he was awarded the honor in 2011.

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