A Moment in Time

Ancients

looked to the sky,
the sun,
moon,
darkness-
and if near water,
watched the tides.
Deeply affected
by these primal forces
they performed
rituals,
planted seeds,
hunted, fished,
drew in caves.
Hidden
until discovered,
these paintings
surprisingly
still vibrant
graphic,
give us
a sense of
their lives.
Mysterious
configurations
of stones
around the world
give clues
to how
they
measured
the
sun,
moon,
and stars.
The full eclipse
of the sun
not seen
in America
since 1932,
will
reveal the
universe
when the moon
moves
in its orbit
between
the earth
and the sun,
blocking the sun
for about
two minutes
with only
the corona
of the sun
displayed.
Across
the United States
there is an arc
of locations
which will
experience the total
darkness.
Beyond that,
some will see
a partial
covering,
light and dark
in different proportions.
Ancients
interpreted
cosmic events
as signs from the heavens.
When
darkness
is being ritualized
in marchs,
demonstations
of hate,
there is light showing
as many
find courage
to express
that light can
overcome the darkness.
The eclipse
can be seen
as a sign
from the universe,
the heavens
to decide
the degrees of darkness
and light
each of us
will
see.
Can this spectatular
astronomical
timing
open
our hearts
illuminating
what spirits
we express.
This eclipse
can be a time
for us to read the sky
and see the darkness
in our own souls
and choose to
 be the Light.

What Am I Listening To?

Do you live

In your life

or

in your

internal conversation

about

what is going on now,

what has gone on

in the past

or

what might

happen

in the future?

As I ask myself

more often,

I am coming

to realize

that

living in this  moment

meets

more

resistance

than I

have been aware of.

That Resistance

may be

the first Shadow that

is appearing.

Perhaps

this Resistance

to what

is showing up

is the first darkness

for me

and undermines

what

I can learn

and can grow with.

Do I

have the courage

to acknowledge that

and choose to let

to let light

into that

awareness?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poetic License

I

have

a little

shadow

that goes

in and out

with me.

What can be

the use

of it

is more

than

I

can see.

Some months ago

The word

Shadow

appeared

in my awareness.

Immediately,

the childhood ditty

sang in my mind.

Curious,

I googled it

and discovered

with surprise

that

Robert Louis Stevenson

wrote it.

As ditties sometimes do,

it kept ringing

in my mind.

So,

join me

as I begin to explore

with reflection

and curiosity

what

me and my shadow

begin

to reveal.

What will

I learn

that has not been

apparent

in bright light

of living.

There are Always More Shadows

Shadow Work

Trying to restore

our emotional health

can be exhausting,

particularly if

we have neglected it.

No wonder

people

sometimes choose

to numb

their pain.

It takes courage and energy

to dig deep

and let emotional

wounds heal.

We can heal

only if we know

what the wounds are.

Our bodies hold onto

emotional hurts,

sometimes for years.

There are many ways

to help

the healing process-

prayer,

meditation,

silence,

yoga,

reiki,

and therapy-

that

strengthens the body

along with the soul.

Some call this SHADOW WORK.

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Innovation

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Innovation!

The buzz word

showing up on the covers of many magazines

and college and universities news

informs us that

we are living in a time

where

innovation

will take us

and keep us

ahead

in new products,

ways of thinking,

empowering us

to live

life fully and keep us

ahead

of the rest of the world.

Winners

we must be.

Topics

include, energy, robotics, medicine, health care,

education,how to teach and what to teach.

New products

usually include

electronics

and electronic ways

of communicating

monitoring,

running machines,

managing our lives

from our smart phones.

Spending many hours

at the

Genius Bar

at my local Apple Store,

my helper’s back pocket revealed

another brand,

simpler

cell phone.

With plenty of

time to talk

while he troubleshooted

my computer for a

repeat problem,

he told me that

he had started as

a car mechanic.

When cars and their motors and functions

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Visualize

Think about

lying on your back.

Observe

the clouds.

Some

are grey,

filled with rain;

others

are white,

billowing,

playfully

changing forms.

All

move

with the wind.

Some

race

across the sky;

others

proceed

slowly,

almost

imperceptibly.

Observe.

Don’t attach.

Let go.

Breathe,

in,

and out.

Can you

stretch out

now or

sometime soon?

Wherever

you are-

Breathe,

in,

out.

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