Posted in August 2010

New and Old

The heart of many spiritual traditions has yet to be entered. There’s a lot of talk today about moving beyond religion and traditional spirituality, and I can definitely relate to that. But I think we don’t really understand, when we say things like that, the heart of any religion has a mystery at its center … Continue reading

Divine Templates

At the heart of all religions is the mystery of existence. That’s where we begin. Then there is the story of how it all came into being, and this is why myth is important. It takes us to the “edge of history,” and lets us gaze down into the abyss of the unknown. The shaman … Continue reading

Still Travels

Just finished reading William Irwin Thompson’s book of poetry, “Still Travels.” In it he reveals he is a mystic liken to Steiner or Jung, but leaning more towards Steiner. Though in most of his philosophical work he drops a hint of his experiences, he appears to feel at home in poetry. Can’t blame him! Poetry … Continue reading

Still Point

“At the still point of the turning world. Neither flesh nor fleshless; Neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is, But neither arrest nor movement. And do not call it fixity, Where past and future are gathered. Neither movement from nor towards, Neither ascent nor decline. Except for the point, the … Continue reading

In the Wake of Stars

How many times will I come into being and fall away? How many times will I ride time into being, only to fall away like that fading star? My mind is not my own, so I learn to die again and again to that great unknown. The I that sees has dreamed every star perceived, including … Continue reading

Waves to the Shore

Part of my pain is me unconsciously  holding on to the experience. That is beginning to break up Like waves to the shore I will come again and again to this place and each time learn to let go.

Roots

There is no “leading edge” aside from the present moment. Home is where all things come and go. If you want to understand the rest, rest your wandering soul and turn towards who you already are. Offer time in the tabernacle (dwelling place) of the present moment. Learn where insights come from and return to … Continue reading

Lynn Margulis, Symbiosis and Evolution

Lynn Margulis is quickly becoming one of my favorite scientists. She is famous with developing the endosymbiotic theory, or the origins of some parts of the cell. She is a holistic scientist, studying a variety of disciplines in order to make sense of a whole – or a holistic story. For Margulis, science is not … Continue reading

Tao

“I alone, am as fresh as the morning air, as pure as a babe in its mother’s arms, as free as a homeless wanderer. Other people are admired and envied because of their cleverness; I, alone, am neglected. Am I (because of this) foolish at heart? No! Let them be as smart and aggressive as … Continue reading