If you find yourself in a heateddiscussionwith your ego off on a crash flight, try imagining your grounding cord planted in the earth with Gaia swinging from it. Not only will the image return you to presence, but if you dress her quite outlandishly, the chuckle it evokes may change your mood!
Grab on Gaia
To the grounding cord
Of my being.
Hold fast, swinging in circles
That pull me
Rooting me in the fertile compost
Of your faithful mystery.
Luminescence is spontaneous emission of light by a substance not resulting from heat; or “cold light”. It is thus a form of cold-body radiation. It can be caused by chemical reactions, electrical energy, subatomic motions or stress on a crystal.
May the divine reactions in our souls emite glorious light to all those we encounter today.
The virtue of patience often eludes me. Today I am longing to return to the swimming pool in the worst way. The confines of covid don’t bother me, nor do long periods alone, because it is my intentional lifestyle. But my poor old body can barely wait to get back to the pool.
A meditation on I Ching 5 hexagram this morning is helpful, especially this line:
It is only through patience that you can
become the bridge between the fickle fish
and the eventual feast.
I send you the gift of graceful waiting today.
The Great Blue Heron Lurches from side to side Scouting succulent salmon Twitching in the tide. Settling on a spot in which to spy She turns her head sideways To see salmon swimming. And waits. And waits.
In my dotage I too lurch from leg to cane to leg, Longing for the feast, but missing it, Too intent upon ego offerings That clamor for attention. The wait is too long; “Succulent salmon, slither hither!”
Joy is exemplified by a group of friends playing, or a carefree young girl singing to herself while engaged in her work. The happiness is rising from within and spreading out into the world! Joy comes into the world through gentle means, but springs from a solid sense of self. The power of joy should never be underestimated.