Can I Get a Witness?
The Power of Being Seen Aspects of the work I do are profoundly intimate. It’s close enough that men have said, “I feel like we just made love” when clothes are never removed and women have said, “How could you know?” when I merely touch them and am flooded with every.thing because their body and psyche speak to me of the most profound pain. I have my own. It’s rarely seen by others because I don’t trust others with mine own for any number of reasons, most bound in the effec
Q and A of the day: Have you ever had a spiritual attack?
Hmmmm…I’m not sure how this person is defining ‘spiritual’ here but I’m going to make a short leap and guess that he meant ‘Have you ever been attacked by something invisible?” Yes, I’ve been in a relatively uncomfortable situation with something, that to others, was not visible. However, because it was invisible does not mean that it was of ‘spirit’. The interaction I had was with what I’ll call an aspect of a living, breathing human in the room next to mine. I’ll not g
Visions of Fiction and Mirrors of Reality
It’s been a looooooong time since I’ve dived into some really yummy fiction! I’ve had the opportunity to do so the past couple of days and I’m officially in love! Michael Cunningham, who I’ve not read before has written The Snow Queen. I’m going to string together some of what he wrote to describe some of how I live: “There it was. A pale aqua light, translucent, a swatch of veil, star-high, no lower than the starts, but high, higher than a spaceship hovering above the tre
One Human Gesture
This is a Rumi poem about Soul Artists–those that guide the motion of energy that is given. According to Coleman Barks, Hakim Sanai was one that, it was said in Sufi circles, could “hold two opposing energies in one gesture. You have a source inside you, a cool spring that sometimes stops flowing, frozen or clogged with silt. A voice says, “Consider the situation more deeply, my friend.” Such advice is not idle. It is immediate companionship with a soul artist like David, w
What ifs and why fors…food for thought.
The other day I was struck with a string of questions. They didn’t necessarily emerge from any real, in-depth thought. Not things I’ve been ruminating on but they just came in a burst. A rather long one but what are you gonna do? Turn it off? Methinks not. So I put pen to paper and let it flow. Here’s what came: Why is it that some have such an issue with what I’ll call “just knowing” of the instant kind? We eat like instant oatmeal, instant communications, quick meals
Inspired by a new friend and following through
Funny how the electronic age and all of it’s twits, tweets, Faces and other gizmos, whatzits, and widgets have helped morph my definition of ‘friend’. A couple of weeks ago, I ‘met’ a woman named Shea McGuir (follow her here because she’s just that cool–@happybranding). What’s followed is an e-conversation inspired by a few questions she posed to me. With her permission, I’ve included parts of our conversation here for a couple of reasons. One, she asks what others don’t