In the dark,
Brighter than many ever see.
Through the soul’s own mastery.
And now the world receives
From her dower:
The message of the strength
Of inner power.
can we really say what our essence feeds? where do we leave a trail of light? we do not need to see the results of the little feedings we share along the way….these gifts of the soul-depths become the archetypal maps for spiritual witnessing….and so it is….
Imagination is spiritual perception. Authenticity is spiritual presence. We can think of authenticity as the quality of expression, and imagination appears as the realm of Source, what authenticity draws on. Or the other way around: authenticity gives us the impulse, imagination gives us the image. Imagination is a bridge between our ordinary senses and the archetypal world which transcends the senses. It is the world of images which can inspire us, nourish us. We need to develop our authenticity, our inner ‘I Am,’ to receive ‘Sophia,’ our sacred wisdom, to learn to guide our tiny craft through cosmic waters……M.C. Richards
So we stand on the brink of a new age: the age of an open world and of a self capable of playing its part in that larger sphere. An age of renewal, when work and leisure and learning and love will unite to produce a fresh form for every stage of life, and a higher trajectory for life as a whole. In carrying man’s self-transformation to this further stage, world culture may bring about a fresh release of spiritual energy that will unveil new potentialities. For who can set bounds to man’s emergence or to his power of surpassing his provisional achievements? So far we have found no limits to the imagination, nor yet to the sources on which it may draw. Every goal man reaches provides a new starting point, and the sum of all man’s days is just a beginning…..Lewis Mumford