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Name: Julie A Carda

After studying dance in Europe, Julie returned to the United States and graduated from Creighton University. With a desire to expand her knowledge of the arts and spirituality, she graduated from St. John’s University in Collegeville with a Masters in Theology and Liturgical Studies. Over the past twenty years, she has taught high school and college courses, and facilitated workshops on the healing arts while occasionally writing for academic periodicals. Her quest to acknowledge world religions and the desire to expose the similarities of love and peaceful living, led her to travel, live, and study with shaman practitioners, herbal healers, Native American medicine women, Buddhist priests and other earth-based spiritual teachers. Through these experiences and experiences with global metaphysical teachings, she learned to honor the eternal Source of love in all people. Besides writing fiction, Julie is co-creating a Space of Love through advocacy for Kin Domains.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Cool Spot-Literally

We've had some HOT weather the past few days. I thought about the wonderful shaded places I like to frequent. Wouldn't you know I was drawn to another bench. In this little sanctuary, the birds were flitting about and a dry warm breeze rustled the leaves overhead. Yes, I thought about the words from my previous post. For those who don't page back in blogs, here are my reflections composed into a poem.

The Empty Bench

An inspirational poem by Julie Carda

Benches are an invitation

Provide a place of relaxation

Offer opportunity for meditation

And add mystery to exploration.

Why place a bench in just such a way

Is it that perhaps at the end of a day

The weary worker, traveler, adventurer may

Have a seat and stay—for a moment.

Then does that bench transform

The guest into a dreamer of reform

With the past, present, future a swarm

Of brilliance above all conform?

And in the end what remains

Are vibrations as bountiful as one hundred cranes

Carrying the dreams like a long stretch of train

Into a universe which gains

Co-created molecular particles

Re-assembled into canticles

Which fill every human receptacle

With a love inspired miracle


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