how to find the wild

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Things go on in our psyches when we let creativity through that challenges our everyday control of things or that challenge our culture’s definitions of what appropriate behavior might be. Part of standing up to fear of death, fear of guilt, fear of aloneness, fear of joy, and fear of life is standing up to take in the wild. Whatever the cost. I can also resist the temptation to domesticate. When we domesticate self, God, or other beings, we are defanging them, emasculating them, removing the wild from them. This is not a good spiritual practice. There must be some wildness left in our lives. Foolishness and wisdom go together, after all, and folly ins a certain response to wildness. To follow one’s imagination is often an act of folly, a wild act deserving of Spirit’s presence. For Spirit itself is wild, very, very wild. We are transmitters of Spirit. Spirit and we create together. We must trust Spirit. We must trust the wild again.     ~Matthew Fox

where the essence of holiness meets the grit of seeking all that is outside of us….

inquiry for today~     what lives and is allowed to be born into the day? what is hidden?

from the deep well of creation

We must become ignorant

Of all we’ve been taught,

And be, instead, bewildered.

Run from what’s profitable and comfortable

If you drink those liqueurs, you’ll spill

The spring water of your real life.

Forget safety.

Live where you fear to live.

Destroy your reputation.

Be notorious.

I have tried prudent planning

Long enough, from now

On, I’ll live mad.

~Rumi

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