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SUBMITTED by Carol Elaine Deys (31-Aug-2010)

I had a wonderful dream the other night. I saw the beauty of our son, John Andrew who passed in 1981 standing next to our grandson, Jacob. I felt a definite link between them, and as I am definitely a student of the historical blend, I was made aware of the cognitive beauty of this potential.

The scene changed, and there was one child emerging. Awakening from a deep sleep, I was touched by the loving spirit in the dream. A few days later we were all at the cottage in Cayuga, and I put my hand on Jacob's shoulder saying, "Jake, I had a dream about you and Johnny." He looked at me, and then smiled this heart-touching genuine smile of family love. It was Johnny's regenerative smile. I knew in an instant that my dream had been the intuitional blending of many sources of love in my own family tree, and the deep tears that followed were more than enough for me to know and understand the value this brought before me. It took me quite a few minutes to move forward after this experience, for the upwelling tears of recognition - the wonder of my own heartsong in the form of sons and grandsons, merging in one amazing smile, discerned as a valuable lesson in the wonder of the personal experience of anyone who has lived in the awakening harmony of One Life in Christ.

History does repeat itself, but not always in the form one would expect. In small ways that sometimes we do not expect, the blossoming of potential witness.

Currently we are celebrating the historical occasions which happened in our combined communities. Sometimes the smiles and tears of yesterday's stories are deeply hidden in the vaults of time only occasionally coming out to define a new and more expansive understanding of the value of our mutual heritage. Some of the connections which "pop up" here and there are just plain funny. Some of them are so deeply imbued that only those who have "been there, done that" will recognize the wonder of these experiences. I am one of those who somehow, some way seem to be able to comprehend the value this brings to my current life.

Many have walked before us in the Wayne County and Farmington area. Many have left their trail of tears and compassion for us to rediscover at a later time. It is not only the wonder of rediscovering which draws us to this hidden aspect of our community's founding order, but also the joy it represents as we begin to discern the collective value this brings before us.

Many are gathering across the board to celebrate our commonground historical patterning. Despite any and all rumors to the contrary, including the deep despair of many whose pictures are shown ever week in our local newspapers, we are a community of believers in the good life. History does repeat itself - not always in the same form as before, but certainly recognizable by those who have the foresight and vision to make a difference. May we continue to reflect upon the rediscovery of a valued site of conscience in our combined communities, rising up again with a neutral order which has no specific name but which continues to reflect upon the promises of a place of honor and peace.

Celebrating the newly evolving 1816 Museum on Canandaigua Road today! May it rise with authority and respect for all that has gone before it, and may each of you who have a memory of deep experience in our conjoined communities begin to share them with one another so that we may stay anchored in the principled way of communities worth keeping safe, selectively positioned in the places of historical blend and moving forward with grace the economic development which will make room for all to live the good life. History does repeat itself. May our times of conscious awareness speak loudly in the reflective harmony of ancestors who truly cared enough to expand upon the promises of a place worth keeping.

It is said that if we do not understand our past, how in the world can we comprehend today? The Native Americans who were the first inhabitants of this area understood that in the oral histories which they daily repeated in their tribes.

We are retrospecting with hope, and now through the museums of choice - the Macedon Academy on Route 31F, the Invisible Museum of hundreds of people who are the collectors of conscious in our area especially the fantastic murals that are appearing all over, the 1816 Quaker Museum on Canandaigua Road plus all of the other deemed historical spaces around are celebrating these occasions. How lovely! How inspiring! A mutual harmony unfolding! How blessed we are! Let us continue to celebrate this mutual intent to live the good life as we continue to celebrate this potential! LIFE IS GOOD! It is about time that we remember that, in spite of all rumors to the contrary!


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7 Comments to "HOMESPUN - Chapter Two"

  1. Anonymous Said,

    Very nice piece.

    Posted on Wed Sep 01, 01:31:00 PM EDT

  2. Anonymous Said,

    ahhhh... this is heart warming. When I was Lucretia Mott at your gathering, I was told to remind you all to tell your stories and those of your ancestors, for therin lies the true history. Look into the history of those before you. It is time to remember, and (BE) the Story Tellers for your coming families. Peace, Rev Bev Owen

    Posted on Wed Sep 01, 04:29:00 PM EDT

  3. Videomark Said,

    Great Job Carol!! Well said. Here is Lakota saying.

    Grandfather says this: “In life there is sadness as well as joy, losing as well as winning, falling as well as standing, hunger as well as plenty, bad as well as good. I do not say this to make you despair, but to teach you…that life is a journey sometimes walked in light and sometimes in shadow.”

    Posted on Wed Sep 01, 11:19:00 PM EDT

  4. carol Said,

    Your dream was beautiful and peaceful, as the vision of John Andrew and Jacob was revealed to you and touched your soul. john Andrew is forever a part of your family and your dream helps to keep him close to all of you.

    Your words are ever lovely and inspiring, in your work with the museums. Working toward these dreams and goals of historical preservation will benefit all generations to come.

    Posted on Thu Sep 02, 07:33:00 AM EDT

  5. Anonymous Said,

    This is so inspiring and uplifting. It is beautifully written as well. If only more people spoke with a positive voice of the present, an admiring voice of the past and a hopeful voice of the future, the world would be so much more full of harmony and peace. Kc Meyer

    Posted on Thu Sep 02, 10:38:00 PM EDT

  6. Anonymous Said,

    Carol Ealine, you are filled with wisdom--and you share that wisdom. I am so blessed to know you and be able to hear your words. Love, John

    Posted on Thu Sep 02, 11:22:00 PM EDT

  7. Anonymous Said,

    "That makes the coincidences of our planetary conditions -- the single Sun, the lucky combination of Earth-Sun distance and solar mass, far less remarkable, and far less compelling evidence that the Earth was carefully designed just to please us human beings," he writes. Stephen Hawkins.

    Posted on Fri Sep 03, 10:01:00 AM EDT


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