This is Hell's Valley. Both the winners and losers in this game are victims of insecurity.Read More
freedom keeps the prisoner sane
let the fire burn outside in
until ash feeds the heart flesh of the seer
Why does the rooster crow
Why does the cabbage unfurl
only at her edges?
Where, when dragonfly dies, does her turquoise
and emerald go?
Who will shelter me like my mother and father,
the sure house passing?
Oh, will my questions answered
be a fall from grace, leaving me
a filthy preacher of truth?
Or will I be penetrated with the power
of gratitude learned through trial
that my eyes may see beyond forgiveness
to compassion for the innocent who stole
muntjac’s favorite bed in the woods of wild forbidden?
May I fumble with these questions
only to find grace catching me in the arms
of the brother who prays within refined walls
and the sister who laughs at the dark night, my dear log troll
the silly wise one who calls me dirt witch, a shining ruby
in the dust?
May I find shelter from the barking night in you
not because I am tame or wild
but because your eyes see all the way through me?
Of these questions, at this smitten hour
pray tell about the cabbage first.
Forests are no more wood factories than women are baby factories. Thank you.Read More
'Conversation with Grief' ~ with Megan Hollingsworth is part of a series of interviews with women and men engaging fully with our collapsing world, our dying systems, our collective grief and with our deep longing to fully participate in our world in ways of soul, imagination and beauty."
~ Azul-Valerie Thome / SOULandRead More
I left the theater after yelling "Holy F(cKing Christ" in reaction to what one of these young women was told by campus "authorities"...Read More
"Joys are joys of the collective. Problems are problems of the collective." - Sobonfu Somé
In this 2014 talk, Sobonfu Somé offers reflection on how her village functions due to the oneness worldview. In addition to the wisdom she offers, Sobonfu carries the seed of that wisdom, which means her offering is whole.
This wisdom seed is energy, a vibration realized in compassion's all-knowing joy and sorrow arising from and giving rise to the vibration of gratitude, which yields abundance. Sobonfu heals with her presence alone. And I'm so grateful that she and others have endured the pains of leaving home that many may see and experience in person what it is to carry one's essence fully despite the challenges imposed by a culture of separateness and false borders.
Empowering women ultimately means bringing the mothering culture back into fullness. The mothering culture is a culture that prioritizes all children as if they are, as they are, one child. The mothering culture knows no favorites and spoils none unless all. I'm curious to see if those who have been spoiled in something else will truly embrace mothers like Sobonfu, Dr. Vandana Shiva, Alison Cochran Little, and Berta Cáceres.
Why speak when silence makes more sense?Read More
walking heals and failing teaches the lesson that cures the soulRead More
4 score for worse and better : )Read More
i sat this afternoon to relieve a familiar psychic ache and in keening with those gassed in Syria this poem surfaced. the psychic ache remains.Read More
spiritual healing and brief review of CRAZYWISE: Rethinking MadnessRead More
The boy is four years old. He has learned discrimination and hatred founded in a false border that's burning. He's learned revenge.Read More
"Currently 41% of amphibian species
are threatened with extinction,
making amphibians the most threatened
group of vertebrates.
Threats facing amphibians, such as habitat loss,
pollution and disease, have lead to
drastic declines in species globally."
- Steve Allain, amphibian biologist
Grieving Discovery - Healing Wounds / International Remembrance Day for Lost Species 2016
dialogue with Linda Lombardo at Voice of Evolution RadioRead More
Actually he did, and would still today, forgive killing the child. Such boundless unconditional love is his blessing and curse.Read More
slow down to drawdownRead More
My own agenda during Bioneers 2016 was directed as much by my passion for interspecies and intraspecies peacemaking as by trauma and to receive support for my healing. Thankfully, Bioneers conference serves this personal agenda with understanding that one's personal health status reflects and contributes to the community's health status. These are some of my highlights with link to official Bioneers highlights provided.Read More
the child drank bitter milkRead More