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Decoration Weekend – A Time To Remember

We Celebrate Memorial Day This Weekend!
We give our thanks and gratitude to all of
the Men and Women of the Armed Forces,
Along with all of our Animal Soldiers who serve at their side,
And each member of their families!!
We honor those who protect our Country and our Freedom
Past, Present and Future.
Thank you for your service and your sacrifice.

Memorial Day

Produced by The U.S. Air Force News Agency

Thank You To ALL The Animal Vets

Thank You To ALL The Animal Vets

Decoration Day
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. Waterloo N.Y. was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966, it’s difficult to prove conclusively the origins of the day.

Regardless of the exact date or location of its origins, one thing is clear – Memorial Day was borne out of the Civil War and a desire to honor our dead. It was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11. “The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land,” he proclaimed.

The date of Decoration Day, as he called it, was chosen because it wasn’t the anniversary of any particular battle.
~ USMemorialDay.org

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© Springwolfs Hanko

© 2013 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Many Paths, Many Perspectives

Wolfwitch by Springwolf 2012

Everyone else says A. Why do you say Z?

The Diversity of Spiritual Knowledge

It’s that day again. The day when I receive an email that claims not to want to offend, but then tries to explain that “You’re wrong” and you should update your information. Oh how I “love” these.

Of course this isn’t the first time I’ve received a letter like this. So I learned how not to take them personally and see them for what they are. People generally mean well, and think they are sharing knowledge that someone else is lacking. But sometimes that can fall in the category of “Unsolicited Advice is Always Self-Serving“.

Other times, like this case, I believe the person meant well and there’s no other end game behind the note. But, what the sender failed to do before making an assumption about my information is….to conduct some research to discover why my information might be different. But let’s start at the beginning, here’s the note I’d like to discuss.

Hi, every other website listed for elements and their corresponding compass points say:
Air=east, Water=west, Fire=south, Earth=North
which contradicts your website. You may want to revise your site. I hope you don’t get offended by this message, my intention is simply to promote accuracy.Continue reading

The Legend Of The Sun and The Moon

sun-n-moonHow The Sun Loved The Moon

“Tell me the story about how the Sun loved the Moon so much he died every night to let her breathe.”

Oh and yes, it’s breathe. You take in a breath that allows your lungs to breathe. Seems there has been some debate about that too.

The quote itself has captured the imagination of people world-wide. But what is the story and where did it come from? What’s the history or origin of the phrase? Who said it?

I’ve spent a good deal of time searching and delving into the history of this phrase. And continue to search, for the original source. My initial assessment hasn’t changed. No one actually knows where it originated. So far…

Some believe it’s a spin on a much earlier folktale “Why the Sun Chases the Moon”. But there’s no real factual evidence linking these two together. Mostly supposition and that doesn’t make the link clear. It makes it a theory based on opinion. Not good enough for me.

Whither it’s a claim that the story was inspired from the Bible, the Australian Aborigines, Indo-European Pagans, the Norse, the Mayans, various Native American Nations or any other variety of cultures, people want to be “the originators” of this grand phrase and subsequent story. It’s such a great line, everyone simply wants the quote to come from “their” cultural origin and their history.  Continue reading

Springwolf On Amazon

readingAmazon’s Author Central

This week I gained access to my Author Central page on Amazon. The Author Page on Amazon.com provides a handy place for customers to learn about authors and the books they have written.

It gives authors a place to  share the most up-to-date information about themselves and their works with millions of readers. It does this by providing an easily accessible area to learn about an author through their biography, photos, blog, and more directly on Amazon.com.

For author’s it provides inside information, such as timely sales data for free, including sales trends over time and where in the US your books are selling.

You’ll find my Amazon Author page here:
amazon.com/author/springwolf  amazon.com/author/springwolf

© Springwolfs Hanko

© 2013 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

I’m A Survivor

The Prayer of Strength and Endurance

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Everyone faces adversity in their own way. Some people yell at the top of their lungs and join the march because they’re followers and part of the mob. They don’t stop to think for themselves or discover the truth behind the inflammatory remarks from others. Sadly the internet, social media and “sharing” posts have made this all to easy and created ignorance. When you do this you become part of the ill informed community who relies on others to lead the way. Continue reading

Blessings On Memorial Day

We Remember With Honor

To All those Veterans Past, Present and Future.
With 2 legs, 4, feathers, fins or anything in between we thank ALL our veterans for their sacrifices and service!

Memorial Day

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Thank You To ALL The Animal Vets

Thank You To ALL The Animal Vets

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There will be no Tarot Meditation Drawing on Monday May 27, 2013.

© Springwolfs Hanko

© 2013 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Thoughts and Prayers For Oklahoma Tornado Victims

Wolf Prayers & BlessingsMay Strength Find It’s Way

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. ~ Dalai Lama

On May 20th, 2013 a massive tornado hit the suburbs of Oklahoma. The area was struck by winds of up to 200mph (320km/h) making the potentially 1 mile wide twister a category EF-4 on the five-point Fujita scale – the second most powerful type of storm.

Monday’s storm hit Moore, a suburb of about 55,000 people, at 15:01 (20:01 GMT) and remained on the ground for about 45 minutes.

Many people were killed, others are missing, homes and business were destroyed. We give thanks that some have miraculously survived and have been found underneath piles of rubble or safely tucked away in impromptu bunkers.

Everyone from my family and at Spring’s Haven send our thoughts and prayers to all those touched by this terrible disaster no matter where they maybe. We extend our deepest sympathies to these communities for the losses they face.

May the Great Spirits watch over those hurt and injured,
May the families and friends of those lost, find strength to endure.
May all rescuers pull together in clarity and mission,
providing help and healing where ever it’s needed before them.
May compassion, thoughts, prayers and healing blanket this community,
for today and all the days of recovery to come.

And so it is…
~ Springwolf

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© Springwolfs Hanko

© 2013 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.