Friday, July 4, 2008

being seen

a friend came to visit for a couple of days. i talked his ear off, exhuming some of the most tightly wound ruminations that have been running me of late. he listened deeply and gave helpful feedback and reflections where appropriate. i feel really grateful for his open-hearted listening; it is such a gift to be seen.


Humanity is depicted here as a rainbow of beings, dancing around the mandala of the earth with their hands joined together in joy and gratitude for the gift of life. This card represents a time of communication, of sharing the riches that each of us brings to the whole. There is no clinging here, no grasping. It is a circle without fear of feelings of inferiority and superiority. When we recognize the common source of our humanity, the common origins of our dreams and longings, our hopes and fears, we are able to see that we are all joined together in the great miracle of existence. When we can combine our tremendous inner wealth to create a treasure of love and wisdom that is available to all, we are linked together in the exquisite pattern of eternal creation.
--osho zen tarot, we are the world, and crop circles

Thursday, July 3, 2008

bringing back the feminine

it is ever more clear to me that on a personal, community, and societal level we are in desperate need of recognizing and honoring feminine energy.

While the 'Sacred Feminine' or 'Divine Feminine' means different
things to each of us, at its most essential it is that life force within
every sentient being, every woman and man, to create , to nourish,
to intuit and be in cooperative relationship to others. Symbolized
since before recorded time by female deities and earth goddesses
--and suppressed by the male-dominated, sky-god religions, leaving
our world unbalanced and wracked with war-- the Sacred Feminine
is again on the rise.