circling the fire

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Here is a story

to break your heart.

Are you willing?

This winter

the loons came to our harbor

and died, one by one,

of nothing we could see.

A friend told me

of one on the shore

that lifted its head and opened

the elegant beak and cried out

in the long, sweet savoring of its life

which, if you have heard it,

you know is a sacred thing,

and for which, if you have not heard it,

you had better hurry to where

they still sing.

And, believe me, tell no one

just where that is.

The next morning

this loon, speckled and iridescent and with a plan

to fly home

to some hidden lake,

was dead on the shore.

I tell you this

to break your heart,

by which I mean only

that it break open and never close again

to the rest of the world.

…..Mary Oliver

this cracking open is wicked business…..not for the balanced or contained or inner nuanced…..here, outside the fearful mind, we leave the struggle of aversion behind through the discovery of our deepest and most natural knowing…..simple, true, wild…..

If we look at time in the claustrophobic way that we normally do, we may not notice at all how transparent time truly is.

The idea that the human is naturally attracted to all things good is a bit blurry. We have categorized one another by separation and authority, though this idea is only an illusion of a possible fate for human kind. The forward motion to a symmetrical synergy of humans is in route.

In other words, our species is merging, other species are merging, and all living forms of life are equalizing.

This game that we are playing allows us to be in the driver’s seat of our own consciousness.

There was a time when we had the imagination to dream up the magic need to open all connections available to us; which was ultimately during childhood. Our mind would behave like our dreams, without planning. One minute we’re here and the next we’re there, colors dancing out and the opportunity to choose how we feel without regret.

In order to get this imagination back and see the world with the fresh eyes of a child, we must simply let go. By letting go, we are giving into ourselves and saying that we no longer have the use for an internal war.

Accordingly, individuals will start to see that the more they can let go, the more we are free of emotional pull.

If we notice something unwanted, we may choose to walk straight towards it in search of a better ending. The trees of Earth grow old and live their lives in correspondence with ours. We live in a harmonic relationship of exchange with the trees — which clearly demonstrates how much of our survival relies on each other.

Let the trees know, that you know, that they know.

…..Michael Elsey

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When you see someone who is hurting, typically you think and then act from your mind, “I must go to them”. But from the vantage point of the soul you know that somebody is hurt, but you also recognize that the hurt is part of all of us. In other words, when you identify with your soul everybody is part of us. You don’t react in a way of, “I’m going to help that person” – it’s like one hand pulling the other hand out of the fire. It’s all part of the same body. That’s true compassion……Ram Dass

4 thoughts on “circling the fire

  1. How can we make this truth so well know that’s it is irrefutable? How can we let love in to rule not only our own lives but the lives of all people? Only through knowing our place in the forest is whole and unbroken, even as the seconds mark time on the clock … May the clear waters of the lake welcome back the souls of the Loons ….

    • maybe the loon’s call is so powerful because it opens the pain of the world for healing…….I guess this is kept alive by dying and living…. may this come to you in dreams g.f.s…..

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