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Updated: Apr 21, 2018
Dreaming of Sheep

~ During a visit to Wolfe's Neck Farm in Freeport, Maine, Grace Brown went into the sheep barn to see the lambs. There were also some goats, and a chubby litter of pigs. These two cuties were photographed during their morning nap.
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Columns & Essays

Wakeup Stories
What if there were wakeup stories to help us begin the day?
Imagine that when you wake up in the morning, there’s time to stay in bed a little longer to enjoy your favorite breakfast and listen to a wakeup story.
Fear, Prisoners, and Roses
~ Seeing beyond the superficial level
I’ve been reading Robert Sardello’s book, Freeing the Soul from Fear. Towards the end of the book, he posits that one of the ways we can surmount fear . . .
How Can We Practice Civil Discourse in the Public Forum?
Being friends in an age of enemies
It’s snowing hard in Maine this evening. Everyone who lives here will cope with it. It brings us into a single focus as people. The snowplow drivers and the police and ambulance workers serve everybody.
Separations and Connections
Thoughts about human communication
A while back my daughter and a dear friend of hers from New Zealand were talking and laughing during a Skype call. I walked through the room to get something and waved at the friend, over 9,000 miles away, who waved back.
New Latitude - Vantage Point
~ CD Review ~
I love the bright colors of the landscape artwork on the cover because it is a perfect reflection of this primary colored music.
Teresa Tudury - Such Fine Things
~ CD Review ~
I had the exceptional pleasure of first hearing Teresa Tudury at the Sweet Chariot Music Festival on Swan’s Island Maine in 2014. Her presence, her fluid and wild voice, guitar playing, humor and deep heart blew me away.
Can Humans Become Beings of Love?
What are we capable of, as human beings? Can we become perfect or divine or magnificent? We look at grand figures in history or fictional heroes and heroines and feel instinctively that that is how we should be. Yet, “becoming perfect” or growing beyond the “normal” status of humans is extraordinarily difficult. We may sometimes grumble, “Nobody’s perfect. We’re just human.”
The True Identity of Humans
The True Identity of Humans
How we view other humans is closely tied to how we view ourselves. Who are we? What is our identity? To me, this question is one of the central questions of life on earth. I believe that the answer goes far beyond opinions and belongs instead to the realm of scientific truth. As much as we can all finally agree that the world is round, I believe that one day we’ll all agree on a clear definition of the true identity of humans. The science that proves this will undoubtedly boggle our minds. Until then, I believe that the proof rests in our hearts.
Divine Writing Communion and the Joy of Living with God
There is also the question: “Who are you to receive a message from God? Only holy and special people can receive God’s messages.” To that, I say, “God lives in all of us and speaks to all of us.” I believe that it is now time to universally recognize that the indwelling God is equally available to all of us, without exception.
Saved by the Love of God
“No one can stop me from communicating with each and every human being. No one can stop me from whispering words of love to their souls, or embracing them continuously. No one can say that any individual is unworthy to be loved by me, or doesn’t have the ability to hear me and feel my loving presence.”
Smithfield Fair - Evermore
~ CD Review ~
One thing I must say about Smithfield Fair, they are prolific! They crank out the sounds, the songs, and the heart.
Moby Mashed Potato
I’ve just come in from shoveling snow from the third consecutive winter storm this week. This, with the cartilage-free zones of my knees which are about to be guillotined from my legs and replaced with metal and plastic joints next month.

A Parliament of Quotes

Martin Prechtel - Causing the Holy in Nature to Succeed

~ Author, shamanic practitioner, and teacher, Martin Prechtel, shares his beautiful heart ~
"Just like Indigenous thought the world over, which having no priority for human success, knows that humans are here to give the juice of their unique beauty and grief to cause the Holy in Nature to succeed. . ." more

Mo' Bliss

Itty Bitty & Etta - A Story From Apifera Farm

"Apifera Farm [pronounced Ap-if-era and meaning bearing bees] began in 2004 in western Oregon, growing 4000 lavender plants and raising sheep."

Susun Weed Teaches How to Make Sage Honey

For decades wise-woman herbalist Susun Weed has been teaching how to make infusions, remedies, teas, and more...

Wendell Berry -There are no sacred and unsacred places

There are no sacred and unsacred places; there are only sacred places and desecrated places. My belief is that our life and the world in it are conditional gifts.

Help the World

Mary Reynolds Introduces "The Garden Awakening"

Mary Reynolds was the youngest person to win the gold medal for the 2002 Chelsea Flower Shower in England.

The World Needs Nature Commodes

The wave of the future that will end the stinky blue liquid porta-potty experience!

Remarkable Scientific Advances in 2017

New scientific advances in 2017 are beyond science fiction.
“The Epiphany of Zebediah Clump”
Watch our first film right here.

Stories & Poetry

Windows

When I was little
driving home with my parents
I loved to look in yellow-lit windows,

Smokey

I am three.
I was spanked for some reason
so I crawl into the dog bed
with Smokey,

Eclipse

My dear friend called. She said, “We drove to Idaho for the eclipse. We camped. It was the most amazing thing.

From the Editors

Peter Falkenberg Brown and Kimmy Sophia BrownWe are still actively looking for volunteer contributing editors and writers to help build the Significato Journal to its next stage. Contact us for more info if you think you would like to write something about nectar for the soul.

What's New

Windows
Dreaming of Sheep
Martin Prechtel - Causing the Holy in Nature to Succeed
Smokey
Eclipse
I Like-a Da Lichen
Katherine Mansfield-The Mind I Love
Wakeup Stories
Video: A Chortle of Humor: Joey Crusher Caponi on New Jersey
Mary Reynolds Introduces "The Garden Awakening"
Itty Bitty & Etta - A Story From Apifera Farm
I Wake Up Pleading
We Go for a Sunday Drive
Fear, Prisoners, and Roses
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