Longing for (and still resisting) silence

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“A wave of longing has been building in our culture for some time, a growing desire to reclaim the Sacred Feminine as a central aspect of religious and spiritual experience. At the same time, life in this new millennium has reflected a dramatically increased desire for inner and outer peace, as well as the increasing challenges of attaining it. What my experience of the Sacred Feminine has shown me is that these two longings are connected…” Lynda Terry[1] I woke up at 3am this morning f***ing te … [Read more...]

Longing for us to listen to Gaia and speak on Her behalf.

Ann_Smith

What I am longing for now is for us humans to listen to Gaia and speak on Her behalf.   Please read what I believe Gaia is saying to us and if this resonates with you please start speaking on her behalf.  Our lives depend on it.I am called many names and answer to all.  I can be heard in the wind, the babbling brook, the roar of the ocean, talking to sun, moon and stars, the sounds of the birds, bees and all creatures, in your heart beat and in the silence and the noise.  I am found in all ma … [Read more...]

For What Do I Long?

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I long for a way to detach without creating fear of loss in myself or others. This seems to be the challenge for many friends, fathers, and mothers. There comes a point in our intense involvement in another's life When we must distance ourselves from involvement in their strife. We want to show compassion, but this must be done responsibly; We cripple each other when we refuse to set each other free. The dance of detachment is not a turning away from caring It is a vote of confidence in … [Read more...]

Fear and Longing in the Space Between Big and Now

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We are the bridge builders. We are clustered here on this fragile planet at this time of transition with the assignment to build the bridge to a new kind of world. We are doing our best to live with compassion and equanimity in the midst of big unsettling changes … and  signs that even bigger changes are coming. The big systems that have held things together for the past century – the world economy, education, government - are wobbling and unstable.  Everyone I know is experiencing strange weath … [Read more...]

The Landscape of Longing

anne-larger

What I know is that during difficult times, we are taken to the very edge of what is familiar. If we are true to the experience, that is, if we are present and awake, then we enter a land where there are no footholds or landmarks. This is the landscape of longing.To live in this unfamiliar landscape takes tremendous effort, and it is here that many women wonder if they have made a mistake, done something wrong, and fear might urge us to override just staying in this dry terrain.The … [Read more...]

New Question for July: What are you longing for now?

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From Hilary Hart's book "Body of Wisdom: Women's Spiritual Power and How it Serves""...longing drives us deeper in and further on, all the while supporting us as we allow the old to pass away. This support is possible because longing is an essential life-force. It is not an abstract 'idea' or 'concept' that sustains us for a bit but loses energy or appeal when a new idea comes on the scene. It is not like an object of desire that ends up being of no real use. Longing is one of the greatest … [Read more...]

Noticing that She wants me to notice Her

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It’s difficult putting some things into words. Such is the Divine Feminine. She is most present to me in moments of quiet or in other forms of connection – like yoga, singing, holding hands in a circle. I can’t say I feel her very strongly when I’m tapping away at my keyboard.Still, there seems to be a place for voicing the un-voicable. Think Rumi. He helps us to tap into the Divine, though he is using the very mode he seeks to take us beyond. This is the sign of the master; his poetry never … [Read more...]

Noticing who I am right now

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Who am I right now… I am a fledgling bird preparing her wings for flight out of yet another nest, an 85-year old woman who’s not done writing yet, a baby born into so much love his heart actually beats louder just to say, “me too. I love you too.” a man who walks through desert after desert and still follows truth like a sword that was placed early in his heart, a 65-year old dog who never stopped learning new tricks, two curious and eager girls on a walk with their dad that want to know y … [Read more...]

Noticing the role of women in changing the world

Ann_Smith

What I am noticing right now about the role of women in the world is that it is being taken seriously as the solution to the economic, ecological and social crises of today.   A new study released this September on violence against women conducted over four decades and in 70 countries reveals the mobilization of feminist movements is more important for change than the wealth of nations, left-wing political parties, or the number of women politicians.The book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression i … [Read more...]

Noticing the power of life to renew itself

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Metaphor and Everyday Life: Our Maple TreeBecause of the power of its metaphor, I have written before about the maple tree that stands next to our apartment building. Nearly three years ago, this tree suffered the loss of many branches and limbs in the fierce winds of a rare September New York City tornado. Indeed, at first the tree appeared so badly damaged that we thought all was lost. Yet the tree surgeons from the city worked tirelessly to save our maple. They spent hours sawing and … [Read more...]


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