Showing posts from October, 2021

Samhain and Grief.

I feel acutely aware of the need to Grieve The Dead this Samhain - and cannot help but think of the 5 MILLION who have died during the #covid_19 pandemic, and all those left to grieve. Nor can I ignore the Billions of other souls - human and otherwise - who are suffering and dying in the wider struggles for sustainability and survival brought about by our own self created climate crisis. And this Hallowed Eve, the Veil feels thick with all that pain, and grief, and sorrow… And I hope that we are able to take comfort in whatever faiths we have that although they are no longer with us physically, the memory and their ‘spirit’ lives on, and bids us to do the same. 🙏🏻  And so, I take hope and strength in the Mysteries - in the knowledge that “all things change, but life continues on”. Death is inevitable, but only a transformation; and though we cannot avoid suffering, we can yet learn from it, and grow to become better because of it.  And so I embrace my Shadows, and nurture the seeds o

Rekindle the fire

“There is a fire in all of us - but some feel they only have ashes left. But if you dig in the embers where you remember it used to be you will always find a last surviving ember” (@babaramdass). And, if you hold that ember to your heart, and breathe upon it with all your LOVE, then it will grow and rekindle and become a BLAZE that will illuminate your mind and truly open your heart. Because this Phoenix can never die. So, sit by the fire, Quiet your mind; and open your heart. “Quiet your mind with meditation; open the heart by loving all you can.” And when the mind is quiet and the heart is truly open, then you will know both the question and the answer: “Who am I? What must I do?” - all things are spun upon the wheel of manifestation, as energy is spun into matter and matter decays into energy, and spirit and body become one - and it is Karma that spins the wheel. There is Nowhere to go; Nothing to do. It’s all GOD. Even this thought and the technology that brought it