O; what a wonderfully powerful piece this is…..perhaps it still needs some work?
A short n sweet poem. Eternal Rest.
In addition to writing, I work with my wife on an online radio show called Envision This! This show is hosted by Blog Talk radio. In our show, I am fascinated regarding the threads of change that are in the air. IN ancient Goddess spiritualities, the Great Mother, who is all of Nature, including OUR Nature, spins a web tying everything together. This weaving is reinforced in biologist James Lovelock’s Gaia Hypothesis.
This morning I posted a blog regarding Seven Jones of Antioch College of New England (located in New Hampshire). Interesting how “New” everything was for those that conquered the Native American lands; which, to the Natives, were pretty old. Yet, as I muse about this “New England,” even though school reported that the colonists wanted a new life; it appears they wanted the same ole shit on a different day. Thus the political and institutionalized religious structures of the old were made anew in the land of America.
It was here in America that we continued the slaughter of the traditional peoples and instituted philosophies of transcending Nature such as reductionism, rationalism and all other fantasies of thought that has been used to control our minds, souls, bodies and even bladders. Yes, sir re, we just needed to be lead by the “Man on the Pulpit,” be he in the form of priest, preacher, guru, president, congress, or judge. The psychiatrist Eric Fromm was aware of this dynamic. He wrote a book titled, Escape from Freedom. Now, why in the hell do we want to escape from freedom? Is it truly easier for us to surrender our Souls to the “man behind the curtain?” Could the Wizard also be all of us who are hiding our true self and humanness behind a curtain of facade?
Oh, that’s another blog!
This Gian pattern is also by people such as Steve Jones. Indeed, in reading, researching and speaking to people like him, and people like Charles Eisenstein, the web, for me becomes more and more clear.
This movement is huge and growing larger! Not only is Eisenstein aware of it, but author Anne Baring in her Dream of the Cosmos: A Quest for the Soul.
The more I study this and talk with people like Jones, the more I see the weaving hands of Nature. Yes, those hands are silent and subtle”.but they are there screaming at us to awaken to The Pattern”.both in terms of the Soul Suppressing pattern of Western Civilization and the Pattern of Awakening that is taking hold on this planet.
If truth be known, we ARE the Sleeping Beauty knocked unconscious by Vanity (i.e., mirror, mirror on the wall, who IS the fairest of them all.). Is it time that we become lovers of Love Himself? Is He truly external to us or is He at the foundations of our Being? No vanity there. Only the ecstasy of Love.
Ok, enough talk. If you’re interested in listening:
The interview of Steven Jones is at: <div style=”font-size: 10px;text-align: center;width:400px;”>Online Education Radio at Blog Talk Radio with <a href=”http://www.blogtalkradio.com/envision-this” rel=”nofollow”>ENVISION THIS</a> on BlogTalkRadio</div>
Anne Baring’s interview is at: <div style=”font-size: 10px;text-align: center;width:400px;”>Popular Culture Internet Radio with <a href=”http://www.blogtalkradio.com/envision-this” rel=”nofollow”>ENVISION THIS</a> on BlogTalkRadio</div>
Charles Eisenstein will be interviewed on Wed., July 16 at 3:00 PM Eastern time. If you can’t make live, the show will be archived. If you know anything of Charles’ work and want to call with a question, that too is an option.
Dare we get off our intellectual high horse and roll in the dirt of being who we are by Nature? Who are we if not sensual and passionate being in a universe in which the Way, the Process, is making love!