Wednesday, January 20, 2010


In This Post
1) Heath Ledger - Two Year Anniversary of his death - January 22, 2010
with some of my personal writing
2) Darfur, Sudan - The On-Going Neglected Story

3) Rafael Nadal - The Australian Open 2010



Uploaded by jopicca from Germany

To Honor My Sacred

There is a sacred space where I love to live,

It is not a place in the world, but a place within me.

I go here when I am immersed in the holiness of my experience with being creative.

I can feel it in movement

I can feel it in music

I can feel it in creating

I can feel it in writing

I can feel it in acting

I can feel it when I am one with others in their element of passion

and they show me their sacred place.


Uploaded by mrozka69 from Poland

I know when an actor or musician is in their sacred space

and I walk into

...move right into

that space with them.

It is holy

It is sacred

It is an experience that is never

matched by any other experience.

That is why I love to be here.

And never without.

By Sandra Hammel

Heath Ledger is one of those special and rare actors who takes me to a sacred place within me. Even though he is no longer mortal. He is immortal in our experience. He is an eternal life that lives in our spirits. It is clear to me that he was in his sacred space when he was acting.

That is why he is so dear, so precious to me. He brings me to my sacred place. He never fails to do that. All I need to do is watch him, see him expose, reveal his soul. What more can we ask of an artist. Indebted and with gratitude.

I will never know why.

I will only know what.



Uploaded by springrose147 from Australia


Heath Ledger in his own words
Uploaded by springrose147 from Australia

Be Still My Soul - Another tribute to Heath by springrose147
can be seen by clicking on this post's title.

Posted today by Theresa, friend of Heath Ledger
and administrator of The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus Support Site -
Help Is Needed - Go to this link:

I need your help. Heath's last movie is fading badly and quickly in the USA for lack of publicity and we have to do something about it right away. I need folks from any country who are willing to give me an hour or two of their time to send emails. Here's the post I put on the support site. We need to do this immediately as we are running out of time. Do it please to get Heath's final work out there. We cannot sit back and just be complacent about something we have the ability to make better.

This situation doesn't just affect the USA, it affects all the countries out there waiting to see what the USA box office does before they release this film. Like Israel.

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Dear All,
President Obama was inaugurated Jan. 20th 2009. Exactly one year later, this is a glimpse of what is going in Darfur ( as I listened to the Darfuris voice their grivances to Radio Dabanga - A Darfuri broadcast from Europe):
Mohamed Suleiman

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Day 286 - January 20th

- Areal bombings continue in Darfur. New villages are bombed.
From Radio Dabanga:

JEM accuse the government of bombing the Western Darfur area Abu Gamra. The bombardment on Monday caused the loss of sheeps and camels told JEM’s commander in chief Suleiman Sandal Radio Dabanga. The SLM of Minni Minawi held the JEM secretary for Humanitarian Affair, Hamid Nour Shugar directly responsible for the attack. Saying that Shugar had implicated JEM in the region and this prompted the violent government reaction.

The attack forced many families seek shelter in the mountains and valleys according to the SLM. It increased the detoriating situation of the civilians.

Suleiman Sandal downplayed SLM’s accusations as unfounded and saying the SLM is to blame for the attack as long as Minni Minawi is part of the government in Khartoum.

- Famine threatens lives of IDPs (internal Displaced People) in some camps in Darfur.
Leaders in the Internally Displaced Camps (IDP) camps in the area of Zalengi told Radio Dabanga this morning that there is severe shortage of food and basic necessities hitting the camps and villages in the area of Zalengi, West Darfur. The leaders said the people outside Darfur should not believe the government's lies that there is "Food Gap but no famine". Other leaders in Kalma, the largest camp in South Darfur, complained bitterly to Radio Dabanga that there is acute shortage of food, medicine, and drinking water in the camp.

- In Mait area, North Darfur, the Chadian rebels (backed by the Government of Sudan) continued to wreak havoc in the area. Due to lack of security, prices of necessary commodities shot through the roof.

From Radio Dabanga:
Food and water prices in Milliet increased after Chadian opposition rebels attacked a private owned water well. Local residents told Radio Dabanga they fear the same encounter. Residents told the price of a water container (better known as Khurug) has exceeded to fifteen Sudanese pounds.

- Clashes continue between GoS and the rebels in the area of Ain Siro, North Darfur.
From Radio Dabanga:

UNAMID send an investigation team along with medical supplies to the area of Ain Siru in North Darfur. The area is witnessing clashes between the Government of Sudan (GoS) and the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) of Abdul Wahid. Spokesman Noureddine Mezni told Radio Dabanga the agreement to send a team was an important change to the movement’s position. Earlier the SLM did not allow free entry to its combat zones.

Call for Clear Benchmarks for Sudan Policy

Today ten NGOs, including Enough, Humanity United, Human Rights Watch, Save Darfur Coalition, Genocide Intervention Network, Physicians for Human Rights, American Jewish World Service, Investors Against Genocide, and i-Act/Stop Genocide Now, released a major policy paper calling on the Obama administration to apply firm benchmarks to Sudan to prevent much broader conflict. In its Sudan policy review completed in mid-October 2009, the Obama administration indicated it would regularly assess the progress of peace in Sudanā€"or lack thereof. But the administration has not publicly disclosed precisely what benchmarks it is applying to assess progress in Sudan, even as it begins its official review process this month and as tensions increase across Sudan.

To help bring transparency to the process by which the United States ensures strict adherence to unambiguous benchmarks, and ensure that the appropriate pressures and incentives are applied accordingly, "Clear Benchmarks For Sudan" aims to provide guidance for how officials, concerned citizens, and others in the international community can assess genuine progress toward a lasting peace in Sudan.

In addition to today's release, Sudan Now, a coalition of Sudan advocacy groups, ran a new advertisement in the Washington Post. Click here to view the ads.

Take Action

1. As constituents who don't have access to these high level policy officials, it's important that we use every tool at our disposal this week to increase the pressure on these individuals. Call 1-800-GENOCIDE (1-800-436-6243) today to ask your member of Congress to contact the Deputies and ask them to implement clear benchmarks for Sudan.

2. Update your status on Facebook with the following information, urging your friends to do the same.

"This week senior U.S. Government officials will meet to review Sudan policy. Become a fan of the State Department Facebook page and publicly urge Deputy Secretary Jim Steinberg and the other deputies on the National Security Council to be firm when holding Sudan's leading parties to their commitments to promote peace."

3. Join our petition on Twitter, urging the Deputies to be strong on Sudan benchmarks when they meet this week.

Click here to sign the petition

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Genocide will only stop

when we make it a priority to do so

Candles only stay lit for 48 hours,
then you can light another candle.
You can also light more than one candle at a time.


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Australian Open 2010
Round 2

Rafael Nadal defeated Lukas Lacko

6-2, 6-2, 6-2

Round 3

Rafael Nadal versus Philipp Kohlschreiber

37 Pictures of Round 2 match of Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal of Spain plays a backhand in his second round match against Lukas Lacko of Slovakia during day three of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 20, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia.

Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images AsiaPac

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At January 21, 2010 at 6:00:00 AM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"To Honor My Sacred" is very beautiful peice of writing.
Very touching in connection to Heath Ledger.
You've put into words my feeling about this legendery person/actor.

At January 21, 2010 at 9:38:00 PM EST , Blogger ilovemylife said...

Thank you for your kind words. Heath brings us together and blesses us with inspiration.


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