Leaf of the Tree

Finding the Divine in the Details

Beyond the scaffold of our past


Love gives life to the lifeless.

Love lights a flame in the heart that is cold.

Love brings hope to the hopeless and gladdens the hearts of the sorrowful.

In the world of existence there is indeed no greater power than the power of love.

~ ’Abdu’l-Bahá


“If we want to see changes first of all we need to be in peace inside ourselves, and then we need to be patient with the ones that have not yet arrived in that place of peace.”

~ Grandmother Margaret Behan, Arapahoe-Cheyenne, fifth generation of the Sand Creek Massacre. grandmother-rita-

“The past is not a burden; it is a scaffold which brought us to this day. We are free to be who we are—to create our own life out of our past and out of the present.

“We are our ancestors. When we can heal ourselves, we also heal our ancestors, our grandmothers, our grandfathers and our children. When we heal ourselves, we heal Mother Earth.”

 ~ Grandmother Rita Pitka Blumenstein, Yup’ik mother, grandmother, great grandmother, wife, aunt, sister,friend, tribal elder.


2 thoughts on “Beyond the scaffold of our past

  1. This touches me deeply today. Thank-you, Phyllis!

  2. Such wonderful words to read upon arising. Wisdom for the heart and spirit. Thank you for
    sharing Phyllis.

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