Central Welding Supply Company Picnic at Swans Trail
This is the first year I haven’t been present to attend the annual company picnic, the first held since the beginning of the COVID pandemic. Luckily, one of the drivers who deliver gases through out our territories of WA, OR, and Alaska is a master at drone photography and captured the bird’s eye view.
I don’t mean this to be a commercial, though the company and founder of this family business represent one of God’s greatest blessings in my life. It started with 1 location in the Central region of Seattle by a Viet Nam vet who’s success has been based on equal opportunities and an intention to treat every employee like a member of a very happy family. They saw me through 10 years of IRS collection, when I didn’t have the spare cash to cover a flat tire. And, after 22 years of working together they offered me the luxury of work from home anywhere I wanted to go. It FEELS like retirement and makes it possible to keep on working into my 70’s without a commute in any kind of weather.
Like any other workplace, we’ve had our ups and downs, but I’ve never known such people of integrity as the Wilton family. Everyone works hard for the money and are blessed equally each year through what is given back in the annual bonus. WHO DOES THAT? You have to really screw up on purpose to lose your job. I’ve seen them help everyone just the same. They created a place where it pays to work hard for each other.
If the heatwave has turned everything brown where you are, it offers a chance to see how the Evergreen State in the Pacific Northwest looks after a heatwave. The corn maze is usually sky high. This year the corn doesn’t hide the trail. There’s an apple orchard, a pumpkin patch, farm animals and duck races for entertainment. Before there were 700 attendees that required catering, there was bbq wild salmon brought in from Alaska. The tradition was first hosted in the Wilton’s backyard.
You can see the view all around and the Cascade Mountain range to the West.
There’s no way to think I haven’t been blessed beyond my wildest dreams already, to be a part of such a wonderful group of people… even if they are now 2,000 miles away.
I hope you enjoy the view. In Kansas we’re facing another week of triple digit temperatures. If I need to see beyond the brown scorched earth outside my window, I have another place to go.
Thank you God for reminding me of the miracles you have already created in my life. AMEN, AMEN, AMEN.
love, in lak’ech, Debra
5 Seed/KAN (Cherokee, Dragon/UKTE’NA)
Galactic Tone 5: Empowerment. At the center of the cube we find Five. Five is an intelligent, organizing force which manages communications and materials, knowledge and application. Fives are natural net workers who gather what is needed. These persons can probe directly to the core of any situation making them excellent investigators.
Seed/KAN: Family, sexual activity and the magic of germination are the characteristics of this sun sign. Natural net workers, Seed people strive to free themselves and others from debt or oppressive patterns of the past. Abundance is gathered by Seeds as if with a cast net. Seed persons are public defenders who work toward uniting community by discovering hidden traps and secret influences of others. To generate true abundance, Seed must learn to appreciate all gifts and lessons received and conduct profound investigations into its self. In the absence of gratefulness and the courage to face oneself, Seed finds itself in less than less fertile environments.
Cherokee, Dragon/UKTE’NA: Dragon’s symbol is Draco winding between the Little Dipper and Big Dipper. Dragon is the Corn Spirit, symbol of dual personality of Corn Mother and Maiden. Fertility and pro-creation from generation to generation. The word dragon means ”eye, to look at, to see clearly”. Spirit brings energy of Lawgiver, Justice, vigilance and protective, loyal unto death. Ley lines in China are “dragon lines”, energy is sometimes called “orgone energy”, pyramid power or magnetic force. Pyramids and kivas are collector portals for this energy, known as vortexes. Dragon energy beats a path everywhere, stirring things up with a big stick in tune with the beat of the drum, heartbeat of the Earth.
[Text in italics was the primary source of inspiration for my journal. These are the sources that started my journey and they are the reference for interpretation each day. By providing the original text, I hope to offer a way to see what inspired my thoughts and by including all the aspects – allow for something more to inspire you. Mayan descriptions are those written by Ian Lungold. Cherokee descriptions came from multiple sources. Links to sources and other resources of study are offered on the Daykeeper Resources Page. ~Debra]