Monthly Archives: October 2015

Seasons Of The Soul

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Things seen and unseen, known and unknown
What is shown and what is hidden
And the medicine of time and readiness.

This October Full Moon‬ has me straining Rose petal tincture and contemplating our cycles of hiding. We are continuously changing, whether we truly notice it or not, and at times these changes bring us into the light while other times we’d rather stay in the shadows. Neither is good or bad but simply the different seasons of our souls.

“HIDING is a way of staying alive. Hiding is a way of holding ourselves until we are ready to come into the light. Hiding is one of the brilliant and virtuoso practices of almost every part of the natural world.

Hiding is underestimated. Hiding done properly is the internal faithful promise for a proper future emergence. What is real is almost always to begin with, hidden, and does not want to be understood by the part of our mind that mistakenly thinks it knows what is happening. What is precious inside us does not care to be known by the mind in ways that diminish its presence.

Hiding is creative, necessary and beautifully subversive of outside interference and control. Hiding leaves life to itself, to become more of itself. Hiding is the radical independence necessary for our emergence into the light of a proper human future.”

Excerpted from “Hiding” in Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words by David Whyte

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On Saying “I Don’t Know”

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These days, so full and empty all at once. So full of uncertainty and questions, yet so empty of comfort and answers. Exhaling everything that these days aren’t – Inhaling the mystery of possibility that tomorrow may bring.

Knowing full well that it’s only through living our questions and embracing all the “I don’t knows” that we one day stumble upon our answers. In the end it’s all sacred. “When we are content to admit that we do not know what lies behind the goddess’s veil, every jot and tittle of creation becomes an object of our reverence and respect.” ‪~ Chet Raymo‬

My new mantra, affirmation and battle cry: “I don’t know”. If it is your truth proclaim it to the heavens: “I don’t know”. Say it cause you mean it and open your heart: “I don’t know”.

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“If something hurts you really bad, make an icon of it and put it in your sanctuary… See the gaps were you have bled and take the stitches from your closed wounds weaving them into a mantle that you wear for your morning and evening prayer. And if grace and goodness should require that you look into the eyes of certain death recall the transformations you have known and go there knowing well…”

May all beings be free of obstacles on the path to pure joy. Jai Ganesha!

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