The Golden Ribbon


Mambo Elegua and Musette

Happy holidays to creatures everywhere! We are wrapping up the past three months and the last few weeks of a beautiful year with a golden ribbon, because it’s a present. “The Present” moment, the present of life, and the present freedom to self-express, my gratitude for each day.

Star children and musicians are here to syncretize different schools of thought, so that the human spirit can break out of insipid patterns and remove the veils that society places over the experience of existence.

There are so many systems and societies to learn and grow from. Exploring and expanding traditions are powerful tools for uniting our consciousness and growing as a whole.  This is an opportunity to aim to attain fresh perspective and internal harmony. Across the world, the year-end season is filled with rituals and celebration. We have the freedom of expression right now to openly celebrate each other, and to examine our relationships with prevailing forces, both internal and external.

One way I personally connect with the source consciousness is by writing music, the universal language of the soul. That discipline has moved me to write prayers that unite and declare my commitments to love, faith, growth, and many other topics. At this time, when people all over the world come together for festivities to celebrate the Christ and the Divine Being we innately yearn for as conscious creatures, the world resonates with appreciation and awareness.

Those who sing, pray twice.

Love in its ultimate form, is the desire to allow God’s Divine Life to be expressed through every thought and action, in each and every one of us. It is the consciousness that we all work towards, that all our moments should feel worthy of a golden ribbon.

For every year we share together on the planet, we move closer to the great consciousness that we will ultimately know. Consciousness alludes to the inevitable existence of a higher being. Rituals, ceremonies, and festivities, especially with music, are tools to communicate, connect, and have a relationship with God, our Creator.

I participated in this voodoo ceremony in New Orleans to heal the environment, after the BP oil spill.

A mandala ceremony I created for transition


All human beings want to realize their nature, and experience their connection with the higher source. Truth and creativity come from direct experience with the Divine Source, and emerge complete, and without effort. All cultures celebrate this higher source in their religious traditions.

Here are the words I like to pray – “Bless me with the power of the word, that my story will be good when heard. Bless me with the spirit to sing, bring meaning and harmony to my songs, my cosmic ring. Bless me with a virtuous mind, to be humble, fulfilled, honest, and kind. Bless me with the strength of spirit, to love, to see with Your eyes, and to be. For others as well, I ask this for me.”

In October, I had the great honor to help unite two souls in the presence of the Divine Grace (marriage). My two dear tribemates, Flower Plucking Rainbow and White Buffalo, united pigments and are now the Blacks. We wish them decades of clear communications, passion, and limitless joy!

“You have touched my spirit. Your eyes glow with life. I am glad you touched me, you are a part of me now.” – Native American Wedding Prayer

And most recently at Thanksgiving, Pilgrims and Indians came together, and the Creature Rock studio acquired three bantam, feather-footed silkie pullet chickens – Musette, Little Wing, and Pe’tune’ia. Food and love were abundant, and we were outwardly grateful for the health and prosperity we currently enjoy. Exciting change is just over the horizon, so today we store our grain and count our blessings. And when times are lean and the chickens do not lay, reflect upon the words of Job, “We have no problem taking the good days, why not accept the bad ones as well?”

Pray for our world, irreversible transitions are happening every day.  (I’d especially like to pray for the families that lost their children and family in Newtown, Connecticut. May they go with God.) Every voice counts! We are the mouth, the voice, the hands, and the heart of the Great Source. Everything is alive. The energy that we are is, in all directions, infinite.  Make a joyful noise, and may all your moments be wrapped in a golden ribbon.

Pilgrims and Indians break bread for unity

“Where we come from does not determine who we can become. What we look like places no limits on what we can achieve. We should all have the right to express ourselves, all have the right to be heard, all have the right to be what we can be: To reach for the sky and touch the stars. No matter who we are, no matter whether we are man or woman, or rich or poor: My voice, my right. My voice counts.” – Archbishop Desmond Tutu.  Read the UN Declaration of Universal Human Rights here.

As always, thank you for your continued love and support (Susan Simpson;) Exciting Creature News coming up in the New Year! Stay “tuned”!


Wedding of our tribe members. Their union raises the energy of love on our planet.

Something to think about

Here is something to think about, particularly in this season of reflections…If we could shrink the earth’s population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look something like the following. There would be 57 Asians, 8 Africans, 21 Europeans, 14 from the Western Hemisphere, north & south, 52 would be female, 48 would be male. 70 would be non-white, 30 would be white. 70 would be non-Christian, 30 would be Christian, 89 would be heterosexual, 11 would be homosexual. 6 people would possess 59% of the entire world’s wealth and all 6 would be from the United States. 80 would live in substandard housing, 70 would be unable to read, 50 would suffer from malnutrition. 1 (yes, only 1) would have a college education, and 1 would own a computer.

When you consider our world from such a compressed perspective, the need for acceptance, understanding and education becomes glaringly apparent.The following is also something to ponder…If you woke up this morning with more health than illness — you are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week. If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of

torture, or the pangs of starvation — you are ahead of 500 million people in the world. If you can attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death – you are more blessed than three billion people in the world. If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep — you are richer than 75% of this world. If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish somewhere — you are among the top 8% of the world’s wealthy. If your parents are still alive and still married — you are very rare, even in the United States and Canada.

If you hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly thankful — you are blessed because the majority can, but most do not.  If you can hold someone’s hand, hug them, or even touch them on the shoulder — you are blessed because you can offer healing touch.

If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing, in that someone was thinking of you, and furthermore, you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world who cannot read at all.


This year’s Krewe DCM Halloween March in Austin, was held on the East Side, for our monstrous 2nd line brass band. We’ve put some pictures on Facebook here.

Go With God! Merci! A bientot!

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