Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Sleep the Healer - No Fooling

A  L  O  H  A   from   Honolulu!
" Not until just before dawn 
do people sleep best; 
not until people get old 
do they become wise.
One is never too old to learn. "
                                 Chinese Proverb

" Silence is the sleep 
that nourishes wisdom. "
                                 Sir Francis Bacon

" Don't try to 
solve serious matters 
in the middle 
of the night. "
                       Philip K. Dick

" You can't wake
 a person who is 
pretending to 
be asleep. "
                  Navajo Proverb

" Bad sleep ‘dramatically’ 
alters the body...
A run of poor sleep can 
have a potentially profound effect 
on the internal workings 
of the human body " 
                              UK researchers

Studies show that people 
who don't get quality sleep
 or enough sleep are more likely to get sick
 after being exposed to a virus, such as
 the common cold. Lack of sleep 
can also affect how fast 
you recover if you do get sick.

" Sleep, rest of things, 
O pleasing Deity,
Peace of the soul, 
which cares dost crucify,
Weary bodies refresh 
and mollify. "


Before we leave
the night completely
[or at least for
another day]
I would be remiss
if I did not
the Master Healer
S L E E P.

A change in my sleep
routine is yielding
wonderful results;
After age 50
we blame things
on "age."

But getting just
2 nights of 
great sleep
has me feeling
like a Spring Lamb.


Are YOU getting
enough healing 
S L E E P?

             Fondly, cloudia

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Night City Authenticity

A L O H A   from   Honolulu!

" I often think 
that the night 
is more alive 
and more 
richly colored
 than the day. "
                   Vincent van Gogh

" On all who are out tonight, 
the homeless, the weary, 
the starving, those tempted 
to suicide, the intemperate, 
have mercy. -

" To those who are out 
to rescue others, 
grant help and protection.

For those who work at night, 
the police, railwaymen, firemen, 
those engaged on the stage, 
soldiers and sailors, sentries on duty, 
editors and journalists, 
let Your Presence be with them, 

"For the sick, and suffering 
and all who are enduring 
any agony of mind and body,
 comfort them, 

For all undergoing surgery, 
strengthen them, 
For the sleepless and lonely, 
be near them.

For those in anxiety, nervous 
or mental distress, calm them.

For the mentally ill, keep them 
under Your protection.

For those who care 
for the mentally ill, 
make them tender-hearted 
and compassionate.

For night nurses, 
give faithfulness 
and sympathy.
For priests and doctors, 
called out this night,
 reward them. "

Night Litany For Our City
"The Philadelphia Carmel was the birthplace of devotion 
to St. Therese, the “Little Flower,” in the United States! "

 The darkest night is 
often the bridge
 to the brightest 
tomorrow. "
                        Jonathan L. Huie 


I have always loved 
The Night,
spent years of my life
working there,
and inhabiting
her bright darkness.

My little novel
"Aloha Where You Like Go?"
Largely takes place
in Hawaii's nights.

This Night Litany
has long spoken to me
richly about the 
world & people
of the night,

I hope it makes YOU
feel some of
the Wonder
I have enjoyed;
To reflect
on the strangers
of EVERY belief
who are ceaselessly
standing by, or
praying for the world,
for each and all
of Us.
Those who are vigilant
in firehouse, ward,
the watch tower;
Those who keep
our power on
and ambulances
at the ready.

Thank You
for riding along
          Warmly, cloudia

Monday, March 30, 2015

Never Say This

A  L  O  H  A   from   Honolulu!
" Never say 
 about yourself 
you do 
want to come 
                       Brian Tracy 

Linking to
City Daily Photo


Thank You!

Clang the Symbols

A  L  O  H  A   from   Honolulu!
" A woman has 
the age 
she deserves. "
                              Coco Chanel 

" Life is far 
too important 
a thing ever 
to talk 
seriously about."
                            Oscar Wilde

" Love is 
a sacred reserve 
of energy; it 
is like the 
blood of spiritual 
 Teilhard de Chardin

Linking to
Our World Tuesday

(  )

Symbols were
to me
mental constructs;
Conveying Ideas.

Now I know
that they don't
merely 'represent.'

Symbols embody
layers & layers
of usefulness
any simple
into words
of their 'meaning.'

Images such as
Maternal Care,
the Dancing Girl,
the Spiral,
Wisdom of  Age,
all communicate 
with us via
deep threads
in the fabric of 
our Humanity.

Elders said
there are 7 levels
of meaning
to every scripture.

Only seven?

Have you heard
a favorite old song
for the zillionth time
and heard a new
Realized a new
and meaningful aspect?

Life's mysteries
reveal themselves
every day,
every moment.

we even notice them!

Here's to US-
The Noticers!

Fondly, cloudia

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Hide in Plain Sight

A  L  O  H  A   from   Honolulu!
" God hides things
 by putting them
 all around us. " 
                           A. Nony Mouse

Linking to

" Great acts are
 made up of 
small deeds. " 
 Lao Tzu

Linking to

Thank You
for playing
Our Game!

P Is For

A  L  O  H  A   from   Honolulu!

“The greatest evil 
that can befall man 
is that he should come to 
think ill of himself.” 


" Stay away from people 
who make you feel 
like you are hard to love.” 


"I have lived 
with several Zen masters
 -- all of them cats."  
                              Eckhart Tolle


“The highest goal 
that one can achieve 
is amazement.” 

Thank You

Saturday, March 28, 2015

A Million Grays

A  L  O  H  A   from   Honolulu!

" Life isn't 
black & white. 
It's a million 
gray areas, 
don't you find? "
                  Ridley Scott

Linking to
Shadow Shot Sunday

Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii
A Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temple
here in Honolulu

Linking to
InSpired Sunday


Thank You!