Looking in the Mirror

Spiritual Revelations for those seeking Humanity in Humans ~~CordieB.

Archive for May, 2008

Photo Friday Phantasmagoria!

I Dream in Colors whenever I Dream of You – in my dream Utopia!

The stars look up to you, my love – my night time is our euphoria

I fantasize in your dreamy eyes – through reality or fantasy disguise

There’s always a surreal, sensual surprise, in our Phantasmagoria

Mom’s Aways watching over you, even in your dreams, your Phantasmagoria –

My senses and invisible eyes are in constant state of being – cyclophoria!

In the Sun’s rising and setting, through clouds, or the moon’s crescent. 

Through lightness, darkness, angels or demons – My peace is ever present. 



This week’s topic (May 30th) is Phantasmagoria.  This dreamy word was chosen by me.  I first learned of it from a beautiful poem, written by the Angel, Enreal

Here is what I found on the word . . . .

Encarta Definition:
phan·tas·ma·go·ry [ fan tázmə gàwree ] (plural phan·tas·ma·go·ries)



1. bizarre images: a series or group of strange or bizarre images seen as if in a dream

2. ever-changing scene: a scene or view that encompasses many things and changes constantly

Miriam Webster Definition:

1: an exhibition or display of optical effects and illusions
2 a: a constantly shifting complex succession of things seen or imagined b: a scene that constantly changes
3: a bizarre or fantastic combination, collection, or assemblage

Urban Dictionary Definition:
1. phantasmagoria 7 up, 1 down

The best word in the world, it is used to describe a group of mythical and fantasy creatures, or just top confuse people as most people have never heard it.
As he looked into the forest he saw all manner of Phantasmagoria.

To see the photos in full view and meaning, please click on my photo blog at http://cordiebpics.wordpress.com/ (unfortunately this layout is not very photo friendly). 

Please click on these links to see everyone eles’s beautiful photo’s displaying “Emotions.”

Curious State of Affairs

Tall Chick Tales


Just for fun

Curious C




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This is my daughter, Michelle.  This picture was taken about 2 weeks ago.  This is a poem she wrote about 2 months ago . . .

The Day Ahead By Michelle Hudson

When the rain is pouring down . . .

Sometimes our vision gets cloudy . . .

Everything around us is muggy,

And we don’t want to adjust,

Because we can’t see the road in front of us

So we sit down and collaspe.

Just staring down at the dark, cloudy, wet road ahead

Just wanting to curl up in bed.

Praying for sunlight.

So we hug our pillows tight

Until our next sign

of Sunlight creeps into our lives.

~Michelle Hudson

And I said to Michelle, "This too shall pass."  And as we see today, it certainly did. 

For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven ~Ecclesiastes 3:1

God Bless you all in all of your many seasons of love and life. . . CordieB. 

You Alone Mighty God – by Carolyn Clark-Swann


Carolyn Clark-Swann is a dear friend and blessed woman.  She is a talented writer, songstress, and wedding planner.  Carolyn was recently promoted to a challenging position in the Equal Employment Opportunity Office for a major Government Agency.  Congrat’s CC.  You well deserve it!  Below is a sample of CC’s many talents!

Twinkle, twinkle little star…Lord God Almighty, how awesome You just are.

Up above the world so high…Your stars just dazzle and light up the sky.


Oh how excellent is Your name oh Lord in all the earth.

For there is none other…more than Your worth.


Thank you Lord for the sun that shines. Thank you Lord for healthy minds.

Thank you for the moon that gleams. Thank you for so many things.


For give us Lord, of our unkindness when we would otherwise go amiss.

Help us Lord to continue to strive to do our best,

 fully knowing that You alone can handle the rest.


Encourage us to hunger, thirst and seek your word,

and to just stop depending on what we’ve only heard.


Let us live and demonstrate like we truly appreciate.

And when man wants to facilitate, let’s not hate nor discriminate but recognize

 at any rate, that Lord, You alone are a Mighty God and always in complete control.

 Written by:  Carolyn A. Clark-Swann


Bring the Boys Home

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I can remember vividly listening to and singing this song so many times as a girl during the Vietnam War.  My brother was over in Nam, and I wished so much that he was back home with us.  Fortunately, he returned after his tours safe and sound, mentally and physically.  But he reminds us so often that there are so many who were not so fortunate.  Today, I would like to replay this song written in the 70’s for our “boys” in Nam and dedicate it to the many young men and woman serving in Iraq.  Bring them back alive!!!!!

Fathers are pleading, lovers are all alone
Mothers are praying-send our sons back home
You marched them away-yes, you did-on ships and planes
To the senseless war, facing death and pain
Bring the boys home (bring ’em back alive)
Bring the boys home (bring ’em back alive)
Bring the boys home (bring ’em back alive)
Bring the boys home (bring ’em back alive)
Turn the ships around, lay your weapons down
Can’t you see ’em march across the sky, all the soldiers that have died
Tryin’ to get home-can’t you see them tryin’ to get home?
Tryin’ to get home-they’re tryin’ to get home
Cease all fire on the battlefield
Enough men have already been wounded or killed
Bring the boys home (bring ’em back alive)
Bring the boys home (bring ’em back alive)
Bring the boys home (bring ’em back alive)
Bring the boys home (bring ’em back alive)
Turn the ships around, lay your weapons down
(Mothers, fathers and lovers, can’t you see them)
Oooh, oooh…
Tryin’ to get home-can’t you see them tryin’ to get home?
Oooh, oooh…
Tryin’ to get home-they’re tryin’ to get home

Bring the boys home (bring ’em back alive)
Bring the boys home (bring ’em back alive)
Bring the boys home (bring ’em back alive)
Bring the boys home (bring ’em back alive)
What they doing over there, now (bring ’em back alive)
When we need them over here, now (bring ’em back alive)
What they doing over there, now (bring ’em back alive)
When we need them over here, now (bring ’em back alive)

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The Perpetrator and the Victim – I’m a Survivor!!!

Thanks everyone for your input on yesterday’s post – The Victim and the Perpetrator! I enjoyed everyone’s input – and respect you much for speaking on this.  I’ve already commented – but after commenting, I had some further thoughts on the subject, so this is an updated version of my prior comment.  

Interesting that Bright Light Warrior Nika wrote, “Is anyone ever a victim?” I would have to say, yes there are times when people are victims as defined by standard terms.  However, adults who never defend themselves or choose to live in situations in which they are contstantly victimised when they have alternatives are not, in my opinion, victims. They are co-conspirators of their own demise. Also, once we conquer our circumstance – we are no longer a victim but a survivor! A conquerer! Power to the Survivor!!   So, if you are breathing air today, do not think of yourself as being a victim; for you are a survivor!   You have survived the last blow – it’s now time to take your stance for the next blow.   If you are in a dire circumstance, think of yourself as being a potential survivor!!!! – never a victim – because that victimous thought is speaking to the universe – “I am a victim.”  And the universe works on the now – and the universe often brings to you that which you say you are!    Rid the victim belief; it is an illusion.  We are survivors and potential conquerors of any circumstance in life!

Glenn gave us the scenario in which the powers that be drives individuals to embrace the perpetrator.  In that case, I would have to say the perpetrator has now taken on the victim’s role. He or she is now being perped by the Powers that Be.  Individuals who consider themselves to be victims, often become or are the worst type of perpetrators – think about it.  .  . . .

Sanity Found feels that the perp want’s silence; due to shame; and the victim would like the scenario to be brought to light to prevent similar incidents. I agree, however, I doubt that the perp is shamed; I would imagine that he needs silence simply so he, she or it can continue doing what they do without retaliation and/or retribution. Most perps do not consider their actions inappropriate – they have a real good reason for doing it.

Sorrow and Enreal – Both of you see these dualities as they are; for we all have been in the victim’s role and we all have been in the perps role in one way or another. If we are growing spiritually, we will see ourselves in these situations lesser and lesser, and we will certainly not feel the same about the situations as we once did. – for we draw to us on the outside that which our thoughts keep telling us about ourselves. If we feel as though we are victims, we will draw to us people and circumstances in which we might be very real victims. As adults, once we get ourselves into these conditions – is it not our responsibility to at least try to get ourselves out without contstantly recruiting others to join in our agony – especially if the event is long ago past? How many people do we know, including ourselves, who are really survivors – not at all victims. Yet, we talk of and reminise these stories as if we are victims! If we want to live in the now – we must stop having a victim mentality for things that are far in the past and for which we have conquered! We are survivors!!!. For in believing we are victims, we often then become the perpetrator.     Peace, Light and Love

The Perpetrator and the Victim

I read the following statement this week – It’s a very controversial and sensitive subject.  What are your views on this ?. . . .

“It is very tempting to take the side of the perpetrator. All the perpetrator asks is that the bystander do nothing. He appeals to the universal desire to see, to hear, and to speak no evil. The victim, on the contrary, asks the bystander to share the burden of pain. The victim demands action, engagement, and remembering.”—Judy Herman

Who am I – A Spiritual Riddle

I am a spiritual gift all beings have;

Some use me for good; some use me for evil;

Most have used me for good and evil throughout the course of their lives.

I can be destructive and I can be productive;

I put variety and interest into life;

I can enable you to move;

I can also immobilize you;

I can make the difference of you having abundance or nothing;

Who am I?

I am Free Will