Wisdom is the art of balancing the known with the unknown, the suffering with the joy; it is a way of linking the whole of life together in a new and deeper unity … Wisdom is the art of living in rhythm with your soul, your life, and the divine. John O’Donohue
The Port of Emerald
To get to you,I travelled light years Through cosmic storms and dust, Only to find you sleepingon your simple cot. Stepping back,I folded,Quietly, My grey ragged wings.I could see why he chose you, The glow of your pure breath…I didn’t mean to frighten you, Just wanted to keep looking…I wanted to breathe in your innocent...
The Golden Sacrement
When we remember to make Ceremony, every rock and flower on Earth’s surface assists in reconnecting us to our Mother. When we do ceremony, we have not forgotten to dance our joy of unity and harmony, thus healing ourselves.As we heal, the Earth Mother feels us.We are like cells in and on her body. The...
The Warrior Soul
Whatever you are physically…. male or female, strong or weak, ill or healthy…. all those things matter less than what your heart contains.If you have a soul of a warrior, you are a warrior. All those other things, they are the glass that contains the lamp, but you are the lamp inside. Cassandra Clare
It is hard to see a whole civilisation lose its way, becoming buried under the debris of its consumerist dreams and patterns of exploitation. But what has been lost can be found in a new way, as a reawakening of the soul of humanity and the soul of the world. For many years to come...
If you would but practice loving, you would make yourself into a fountain of healing energy where others could drink the balm that heals the pain of the soul. For it is love, only love, that can heal all levels of the human being. From Threshold – Hilarion
Athena and Euryale
Fire is an intimate force. Whereas light is very heartening, it remains quite superficial.It touches only the surface of things… Fire, on the other hand, has the power to penetrate to the very essence of substance. Fire can go to the heart of the matter. John O’Donohue – Four Elements: Reflections on Nature
Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment like salt in a weakened broth… Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside,you must know sorrow as the other deepest thing …. Naomi Shihab “Kindness” – Words under the Words
Ode to my Ancestors
For me, My family, Our Entire Lineage And All Humanity Throughout All Time, Past, Present And Future Let’s All Forgive Each Other, Forgive Ourselves Forgive All People And All People Forgive Us Completely And Totally, Now and Forever Let’s All Love Each Other And Love Ourselves Be at Peace with Each Other Be at Peace...
Creative work, like love, is not an exclusive gift bestowed on only a chosen few. A few now possess sanctity and moral vision, heroism and wisdom, genius and talent. But all that is merely activation of the potential dormant within every soul. A sea of love, an unexhaustible wellspring of creativity, bubbles behind the consciousness...
You do not have to be in some setting hallowed by greatness, or in the presence of an artist honoured around the world, for art to move you. Art can work its magic any time you are in the presence of a work created by someone who has gone inside the act of creation to...
It is because of our wounds, our pain and our sadness, that we turn from the outer world and trace the thread of our own darkness back to its source.It leads us through the barriers of pain to the place of our own healing. But in the very process of making this journey the light...