from my heart to your
'tis Simply, the
The Path that leadeth on is lighted by one fire - the light of
daring burning in the heart.
The more one dares, the more he shall obtain (Helena
Petrova Blavatsky 1831-1891)
Derived from Greek μελαινα (melaina)
meaning "black, dark". This
was the name of a Roman saint who gave all her wealth to charity in the 5th
Melanie brings to us the aspect of the shadow side of self.
She allows us to see all aspects of the person we are meant to be. She
challenges us to step out and try something new and different - bring balance to
the daily routine of life. The restlessness which has been part of our recent
days lends challenge to the escape offered by Melanie into new and different
pastures. Melanie lets us know that it is no longer time to stand still and
wait. Grab life! enjoy the days to come she calls as we hear the sound of
tinkling voice whisking us into adventure not before experienced.
Learn to be the shadow side of self. Heal the aspects which do
not resonate within and allow the balance to create the change for which you
It is time to understand that shadow side does not mean "bad"
- for in the shadow lurks the goodness and charity - the peace you've held at
The laughter you did stifle - the twinkle you did feel and
pushed away sits within the shadow waiting.
You feared the dark and allowed to manifest -
dis-satisfaction, impatience and lack of.
It's time to see that the power of manifestation sits here
You have the voice and the Law of Attraction is the gift you
Understand the male and female aspects of you may be creative
in offering new ways of being, doing and seeing.
be the Saint Melanie of times past and give away those aspects
which no longer serve you.
Create for yourself the gemstone which may shine forth with
grace and beauty out to the world.
allow your heart to know the right path for you.
I share with you words written by me in 2001 for "Melanie"
which is also apt for us all at this moment of time as we step into the most
glorious of futures within the seventh golden Age.
Let us take the opportunity to be - Melanie - the saint
and the shadow
Origin: French Mélanie;
Greek - Melaina, melas
Meaning: Black/dark skinned
Her eyes dark pools of mystery
in a face of beauty fair,
told a world in waiting,
here is a gem, beauteous and rare.
Secrets stored within her heart
absorbing all that was light
invisible to the eye
she waits in anticipation to share.
Appearances can be deceiving
if what you think to see - is what you
Not so I say! Just
at what Melanie represents.
Her heart is pure,
her face serene,
Peace sits as a cloak around her form.
Laughter wells within her breast.
Her toes lightly tap, to the music swell
and the murmur we do hear,
is the sound of angels
as they do sing
whenever Melanie draws near.
Dark pools of mystery
No longer there
when we take a moment of time
to acknowledge, a gem so beauteous rare
that the world stands still
like the first breath of fresh spring air.
Gaele Arnott - © 2001
Brisbane Australia on Sunday, the 2nd July 2006
Todays graphic is created by Gaele in
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created by patchesAngel, Ohio, USA
MELANIE: French form
of Latin name meaning "dark-skinned." Diminutive, Mel, exists. Greek
Dark-Skinned Origin: Greek
While the name
Melanie creates the urge to create harmony with people, we call attention to the
fact that it causes a restless intensity that defies relaxation. This name, when
combined with the last name, can frustrate happiness, contentment, and success,
as well as cause health weaknesses in the fluid systems, and solar plexus. Your
name of Melanie creates a desire for association with people and new
experiences, many of which have been rather bitter. This name has given you a
gregarious personality and a quick-thinking, creative, and versatile nature, but
one that is very emotional. You desire change and travel and would enjoy
opportunities that allowed you to be creative and to act independently, rather
than to conform to system and routine. However, this name does not allow you to
complete your undertakings, as farther fields always look greener.
Dark; the name of a Roman saint who became a great religious philanthropist
(French) Melaina; (Polish) Mela, Melka; Melana, Melanee, Melania, Melanne;
Famous Namesakes: Actress Melanie Griffith; Star babies: daughter of Peter
Gabriel, Vanessa Williams and Ramon Hervey
the Elder (c. 341 - c. 410)
Christian religious leader, religious community founder,
Melania is known as "the Elder" to distinguish her from her
granddaughter who is known as Melania the Younger.
Melania was born in Spain, a member of the patrician
Antonia family of Rome, Melania (c. 342/343- c. 409/410) was the daughter
of a consul and the wife of Valerius Maximus, a prefect. She married at
fourteen, moved with her husband to the suburbs of Rome. She was widowed at 22:
the same illness that took her husband also took two of her sons in short
succession c. 372-373 and left her with one living son, with whom she moved to
There, she became a Christian and, when her son was ten,
placed him with a guardian, distributed some of her wealth, then set off on a
pilgrimate to Alexandria where she joined other Christian desert ascetics. She
began to associate with monks of the Arian party - those who believed that God
the Son, Christ, had been created after God the Father. In Egypt, she met and
became the patroness of Rufinus; she also supported a group of churchmen whom
Valens had persecuted. When the Arians were banished from Egypt, she left with
After some adventures, Melania came to Jerusalem, where she
founded a monastery on the Mount of Olives where she head a community of 50
nuns. Rufinus, a scholar she'd met in Alexandria, joined her there. Rufinus was
a scholar of the third century theologian Origen, and Melania also studied the
writings of Origen, many of which Rufinus translated from Greek to Latin.
Origen's writings questioned the doctrine of eternal damnation and doctrines of
bodily resurrection. She is said to have brought back into the church a group of
, those who accepted Nicene Christology but denied the
divinity of the Holy Spirit. Melania enjoyed the friendship of Saints Paula
were among those who stayed at the monastery until the rift between Rufinus and
Jerome. Melania failed to heal the breach between the two men. When Origen's
teachings were condemned, Rufinus refused to renounce them, and so Jerome also
While Melania's association with Rufinus tarnished her own
religious reputation, she was not herself condemned - but because of her
association with heresy, even those Christian writers who knew of her omitted
her from their historical accounts or the church's history.
Melania founded more monasteries and promoted theological
tolerance and the unity of Christianity.
On a visit to Rome to see her son, she persuaded her
granddaugher, also called Melanie (known as Melania the Younger) to also take up
a religious calling and to go with her to Palestine. Rufinus, who travelled with
them, died en route in Sicily, and the women travelled via Africa, where
Melania the Elder delivered a letter from her cousin Paulinus of Nola to
Augustine. Around 404, Melania the Elder visited Bishop Augustine of Hippo on
her return to Palestine. She died in Jerusalem about 410.
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the midi playing is : Rhapsody (Greenfield
"Rhapsody -- Earthtones"
This piano piece was
composed in February 2000. It was written for and first performed to honor a
deceased relative, later becoming the namesake opus of
The Peace Candle
I ask that
you join me each day at the dinner hour (evening meal) in lighting a candle
together, so that we as One People may join voices together for
Peace On Earth.
Together we can create a reality free of fear, greed and
manipulation, where all people in all lands may have the freedom to move
freely in joyful harmony.
the candle graphic is shared in love from
Tracy, British Columbia, Canada
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