Monday, March 24, 2014

Living a Symbolic Life: Spring Equinox

At Spring Equinox, we come to a balance of light and dark, of death and rebirth.  Of Self and Other.  This next year we have to learn how to be in balance, within ourselves and with each other.    

And that means we have to value and respect our intuition as well as our thinking, women as equal partners with men.   The Divine Feminine is returning to our world, not to take over, but to bring to birth a new vision of life, which the Divine Masculine helps her build.   A new union of opposites is taking place—equality between feminine and masculine energies.  Men and women, masculine and feminine spirit united and working together will help birth the next stage of life here on our Mother Earth.   The test is if we can finally honor and listen to Feminine Wisdom, the intuitive knowledge of how to heal our world, and finally do something about it!  So far, patriarchy has stopped us.  But it won’t win.  Evolution happens.

The tests will come through our relationships and personal needs, through standing up with courage and leading when it’s called for, by being creative and adding our voices to our collective dialogue.  
The Cosmic Story tells us that we can succeed in changing the world if we do our part.   We have to take action, in whatever we feel passionate about.  

The Grand Cross that’s been forming in the skies all Winter is telling us a story—a story about energies that need expressing.  If we listen to the story, we can consciously use these energies so we have a chance to be catalysts of change in the world.  Or we can let the energies—and powers that be—keep us out of the story and use us. 

That means we have to change ourselves before anything else can happen. 
So please vote to live out your highest Self, the Self your soul came into this lifetime to be-- to heal the Earth and evolve humanity.  This Self is a union of Sophia and the Christ, Wisdom and Self-Awareness.  We’ve been cut off from it for too long.  Now we can see who we are meant to be.  Conscious Human Beings!

  That’s what the Cosmic Story is about now—it’s say we need to go on the heroine’s journey that takes us within; and we also need to go on the hero’s journey which takes us out into the world.  Know which of these journeys is before you—and take it!  

Send Your Love Into the Future.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Blessing for St. Patrick's Day--John O'Donohue

Beannacht -- John O'Donohue


On the day when
the weight deadens
on your shoulders
and you stumble,
may the clay dance
to balance you.

And when your eyes
freeze behind
the grey window
and the ghost of loss
gets in to you,
may a flock of colours,
indigo, red, green,
and azure blue
come to awaken in you
a meadow of delight.

When the canvas frays
in the currach of thought
and a stain of ocean
blackens beneath you,
may there come across the waters
a path of yellow moonlight
to bring you safely home.

May the nourishment of the earth be yours,
may the clarity of light be yours,
may the fluency of the ocean be yours,
may the protection of the ancestors be yours.
And so may a slow
wind work these words
of love around you,
an invisible cloak
to mind your life.

~ John O'Donohue ~

(Echoes of Memory)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Here's a good Pisces Sun/Virgo Moon meditation from Thomas Merton.

In Silence

Be still.
Listen to the stones of the wall.
Be silent, they try
To speak your

To the living walls.
Who are you?
Are you? Whose
Silence are you?

Who (be quiet)
Are you (as these stones
Are quiet). Do not
Think of what you are
Still less of
What you may one day be.
Be what you are (but who?) be
The unthinkable one
You do not know.

O be still, while
You are still alive,
And all things live around you
Speaking (I do not hear)
To your own being,
Speaking by the Unknown
That is in you and in themselves.

"I will try, like them
To be my own silence:
And this is difficult. The whole
World is secretly on fire. The stones
Burn, even the stones
They burn me. How can a man be still or
Listen to all things burning? How can he dare
To sit with them
When all their silence
Is on fire?"

~ Thomas Merton ~

(The Strange Islands: Poems by Thomas Merton)

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Some Thoughts on Creativity

I'm linking you to a wonderful article on Creativity.  It reminds me that this is how we connect with Lady Wisdom-- not just with our right and left brain, but with the combination that includes the mystical brain.

"Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly out of nowhere and then fail to show up when we most need them, and creative thinking requires complex cognition yet is completely distinct from the thinking process.

Neuroscience paints a complicated picture of creativity. As scientists now understand it, creativity is far more complex than the right-left brain distinction would have us think (the theory being that left brain = rational and analytical, right brain = creative and emotional). In fact, creativity is thought to involve a number of cognitive processes, neural pathways and emotions, and we still don't have the full picture of how the imaginative mind works. "

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