Dark is the womb…

...that births all new being. To quote Ursula LeGuinn, "How you play is what you win." ...which might help us to understand why the age of protest and progress is coming to a close. Our problems have outgrown our solutions in the same way that our solutions are incorporated into the existing problems. Fighting even …

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The Holy Birthing 2014

This post is an updated version of a post from Christmas 2013: What is it that is born, again and again - on Christmas day and in each new life, and in each moment of everyday? Perhaps it is symbolic of another ongoing kind of birth - the birth that brings renewal throughout our lifetime …

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The Unseen I

"The unseen eye remind me of a midnight dream You know it remind me of somebody I have never seen" Sonny Boy Williamson What is meant when we say, "I?" What we know of self and other may only be an immediate perception; a glance, a choice of words or clothing, a smell, or intuitions …

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Break on Through

"I found an island in your arms  Country in your eyes  Arms that chain  Eyes that lie  Break on through to the other side" Jim Morrison Oftentimes it is said that ideas are less important and that action is better; what counts then is what is done or made manifest. The favored status of action, an idea …

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The Holy Birthing

If Christmas is about a birthday, and the Holy birthday of the Christ child, what is it that is trying to be born in the repeating of this holiday each year? Why do we celebrate birthdays or Christmas? What does the ritual want with us? What is it that is born, again and again - on …

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