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MM 23–Broken Railings

MM 23–Broken Railings

While entering a place of meditation placed high up in a Sikh temple, I felt a wobble in my soul. Here is a description of it. something of staff or stick of cane or walker that help us wobble past Broken Railings ascent descent while striving up to the illusive god of power and I … Continue reading

MM#16–The Gods’ Fists

MM#16–The Gods’ Fists

The Gods’ Fists The harsh needles of winter rain that have battered my window, my heart my sheltering roof watered the salted stones that line the shore these stones now shine like diamonds as the Moon slips through. Waves rise, spraying with fierce clatter bits of broken glass, old nets, plastic bags and buoys against … Continue reading

Tarot Poem–Star-Tilled Soil

Tarot Poem–Star-Tilled Soil

Experiencing the birth of my children, the birth of a new-tilled field and the death that precedes it animates my own soul. Here is a poem that tries to capture this powerful riddle of the universe. For me, publishing this on the day of the Fall Equinox 2015, I am reminded of the relationship between … Continue reading

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

MM 2014 #6: From Shrine to Temple Flame

MM 2014 #6: From Shrine to Temple Flame

“If we do not change our direction, we will end up where we are headed.” (K’ung-Fu-tsu—Confucius) Working with energies that lured us into this world, and those that will accompany us as we depart this life, it seems that if we are to not endlessly repeat our family, tribal, national tugs of war, we must … 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