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WFS #22–Clay Birds

WFS #22–Clay Birds

This is a many-layered tale revealed in how the villagers respond to a human capacity not yet shared in the heart and mind. As we review our own lives, as we contemplate the pattern of human evolution (or devolution in some cases) we can recognize the pattern. The challenge, of course, is to accept the … Continue reading

21-WFS-Water, Wind and Sand

21-WFS-Water, Wind and Sand

It is around the time we are seven or so that we begin to understand the human limits (Saturn’s first square). Yet most of us put our toes in the water, take that step into the unknown and hope all will go well.  And sometimes it does!  Here is a tale that takes us beyond … Continue reading

WFS #20–Field of Gold

WFS #20–Field of Gold

This wonderful teaching story speaks to me of the cycles of life we cannot avoid, rich and powerful or poor and dismayed, life begins with love (or lust), arrives in the birthing pangs (or moments of feeling no pain), is lived in family, community which cannot relieve the pain nor deny the joy, and ends … Continue reading

WFS #19: Tradition

WFS #19: Tradition

There is a Native North American proverb: Treat the earth well for it was not given to you by your parents; it was loaned to you by your children. As we struggle to claim our throbbing home in this world, to establish our own traditions, we can sometimes forget: We can forget that once we … Continue reading

WFS #18–Cat and Apples

WFS #18–Cat and Apples

Our spiritual traditions give us some guidance in navigating our complex and sometimes dangerous world. But they can also be used as blunt instruments. At their best, they can help us laugh at ourselves even as we acknowledge that there is much in this teeming world that we don’t  understand. Here is a light-hearted tale … Continue reading

WFS 17: The Ancient Treasure Chest

WFS 17: The Ancient Treasure Chest

  Growing up most of us are encouraged to have answers for questions: what is H2O, what is the capital of Canada? As we get older the questions get more complicated: what is global warming, what is,     what is truth? Finally we get to a place where we begin to seek out questions … Continue reading

WFS 16–Two Visitors, Two Bowls

WFS 16–Two Visitors, Two Bowls

How often do we undertake something not for its own sake  but to fulfill a voice of authority, the land of must and should, to please? This story is flirtatious, even mischievous. It is warm and flowing and opens in me something that comes very close to an allusive truth.

WFS #15: Cage, Fall and Flight

WFS #15: Cage, Fall and Flight

What was I thinking! A simple insight: the leaping fish who in a sudden flash discovers water. For me, the evolution of consciousness is just that kind of leap. Whole generations can share a world view, and then suddenly something changes and the cage door of thoughts and beliefs suddenly swings open and our cherished … Continue reading