Archive for August, 2011
Taking time to get back to some editing of my own work. I’m in the midst of some pretty overwhelming, good spiritual transitions at the moment, and it’s not always easy to turn my mind to writing/editing. The idea of another story is coming, and I’m making notes – writing down what I can, but they’re ephemeral. I suspect the more I care for my spirit, the more the writing will come.
May it be so.
This month, I give thanks and pay moforibale to Dos Aguas, Yemaya and Oshun as I step out to meet the Full Sturgeon Moon tomorrow night. May the silver light of the satellite that governs the tides shine and touch those who most need it. May we remember that there are good things left in the world to nuture and cherish – that there is hope to cling to. In these times of frustration and strife, let us have compassion for each other – family, friends and strangers – and let this connect us all and keep us and our spirits lifted. As we lift each other, we in turn are lifted, and the world becomes a little more bearable. I strive to focus on positive thought as often as possible, choosing to navigate around the whorls of chaos and violence reported daily in vivid and often misleading tales. I shall endeavor to lift, and be lifted in return.
We are the masters of our fate; we are the captains of our souls.
When you question, when you truly seek the answer that you very likely don’t wish to hear because it’s uncomfortable – and now that you’re aware of the answer, you actually have to DO something about it – this is spirituality. The search for truth – not the bullshit that you want somebody to sell you as truth, but the uncomfortable, necessary TRUTH for YOU to become a better person – that’s spirituality. When you endeavor to be painfully true to yourself, and then share that truth with others – you have CHARACTER and walk with grace. Walking in true grace is not easy, but it is well worth the effort. We all stumble, and we all fall – but when we get back up and walk with good character, conducting ourselves with grace and compassion – this is the truth that heals us all. It is the truth that heals the world.
Change comes one person at a time. Be the change you wish to see in the world.
Spent an amazing, serendipitous and healing weekend up in PA this weekend with spiritual family. I am amazed at what the world has to offer.
I sat amongst stones colored golden from oxidation. The stream near my friends’ house was from one of the mountain mines and was rich with minerals and other things that made me giddy while I giggled in the cold ass water and splashed around. We then went hiking in the forest hills, exploring and just experiencing.
On the next day, we trekked out to one of the most majestic places it has ever been my honor to walk in. The rainfall had created a raging torrential waterfall in the next river we went to. We all walked in and sat in the water, just laughing and experiencing the magic of the place for about an hour. It was one of the sweetest experiences of Oshun I’ve ever had. YEYE O! Maferefun y modupue to the river that makes life laugh in my veins!
I am very much looking forward to going again! It was a weekend full of everything I’ve been needing for the last couple of years. I find myself grateful in the presence of such joyous experience and connection.