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Resolve

Resolve is a powerful antidote to despair. The meaning and direction that bring depth to life rest upon the values and aspirations you treasure. Resolve is what translates your aspirations into reality. ~ Christina Feldman I’m grateful for this reminder. There’s a real firmness to resolve. Consulting my dictionary I find several definitions for this word, but my favorite comes from the world of music: “to make progress from dissonance to consonance”. Yes. This feels...

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Making Ecospirituality Real

Vandana Shiva speaks of the challenge of bringing ecospirituality into the real world. What does the spiritual principle that nature is sacred look like when given full expression? How odd that we seem to have this recurring problem of not being able to express our truth in the way that we live. We already know what we should do. The thing is, the space for choice is severely limited. We live in a fundamentally disempowering society. In every aspect of our lives we are dependent on...

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In A Dark Time

I respect the unflinching honesty of the folks over at the Dark Mountain Project. They are a group of artists and writers determined to stay present in the face of the inevitable disintegration of modern society. Our civilization is reaching its limits – physical, social, economic, technological, cultural, and spiritual. The Dark Mountaineers are not interested in debating this, nor in frantic attempts to prop up the dying empire. They want to know and express what it means to be human...

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Soulstice

Enriching the Earth To enrich the earth I have sowed clover and grass to grow and die. I have plowed in the seeds of winter grains and various legumes, their growth to be plowed in to enrich the earth. I have stirred into the ground the offal and the decay of the growth of past seasons and so mended the earth and made its yield increase. All this serves the dark. Against the shadow of veiled possibility my workdays stand in a most asking light. I am slowly falling into the fund of things. And...

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Weeding as Spiritual Practice

Gardening is an active participation in the deepest mysteries of the universe.                                                                                    ~ Thomas Berry   I spent part of the day absorbed in one of my favorite contemplative practices: Weeding. There’s something addictive about it. Just one more… Something that happens is my awareness of my energy field intensifies and I become conscious that there’s no edge, no boundary. There is movement and...

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