Lenore Kandel, Sue Grafton, Iris Murdoch, Love, Friends, and Sacred Words

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we have all been brothers, hermaphroditic as oysters
bestowing our pearls carelessly
no one yet had invented ownership
nor guilt nor time

Lenore Kandel, from “Enlightenment Poem”

So there I was barreling down the highway in search of employment and not at all fussy about what kind I’d take.

Sue Grafton

Art is about the pilgrimage from appearance to reality.

Iris Murdoch

It is lovely indeed, it is lovely indeed.
I, I am the spirit within the earth…
The feet of the earth are my feet…
The legs of the earth are my legs…
The bodily strength of the earth is my strength…
The thoughts of the earth are my thoughts…
The voice of the earth is my voice…
The feather of the earth is my feather…
All that belongs to the earth belongs to me…

All that surrounds the earth surrounds me…
I, I am the sacred words of the earth…
It is lovely indeed, it is lovely indeed.

—Navajo Chant

May there always be work for your hands to do
May your purse always hold a coin or two
May the sun always shine upon your window pane
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain
May the hand of a friend always be near to you, and
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

—Irish Blessing

Say Saraswati Sar-rang—Hay Bhagwatee Har-rang—La
Lakhshmee Nar-ring—Karn Kar-an Kar-ring—Dev
Maa-haa Dev Deva—Sarab Shakti Seva—Tarn Taran Tar-ring—Neel Narayan
Nar-ring—Guru Dev Dev-ing—Sarab Lok Sev-ing

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Goddess of Love—Happiness Shakti Power—Victory Goddess of Wealth—Prosperity God’s Three Aspects—Fulfillment Nurtures
the Experience of Totality: The God of Gods, the Infinite One Under and Over, God is love, All Creation, serving.

—Yogi Bhajan


The Book of awesome women writers

Medieval Mystics, Pioneering Poets, Fierce Feminists and First Ladies of Literature (Feminist Book, Gift for Women, Gift for Writers)

This one-of-a-kind tome takes a tour with Sylvia Beach and other booksellers as well as librarians, editors, writers, bibliophiles, and celebrated book clubs. Join women’s studies scholar Anders as she takes you on a ribald ride through the pages of history. Chapter titles include “Prolific Pens” (including Joyce Carol Oates, author of over 100 books), “Mystics, Memoirists and Madwomen”, “Salons and Neosalons”, “Ink in Their Veins” (literary dynasties), and the titillating “Banned, Blacklisted, and Arrested.”


The Woman's Book of Prayer by Becca Anderson

The Woman’s Book of Prayer

365 Blessings, Poems and Meditations

Prayer takes many forms: sitting in silence, walking mediation, using prayer beads or folding your hands every night and talking to God. If you want something different in your life, you must pray a different prayer. We are constantly communing with the Divine throughout our daily lives – even in the most ordinary activities. Comprised of both mindfulness meditations, prayer practices and selections of sacred texts, poems and blessings, Becca Anderson, author of Prayers for Hard Times and Every Day Thankful, gathers words of encouragement, comfort and sustenance for women. From Peace Pilgrim to Psalms to Dolly Parton, this collection of power thoughts and purposeful prayers will help you get inspired, and more importantly, stay inspired.