Archive for April, 2012
No definition, form or container
No defining lines
I’m spilling out all over
-Donna Rose Stewart
the Voice of Life is Singing Out Loud,
Filling and Surrounding Everything
When you don’t lose yourself, the beloved is like a thorn
When you lose yourself, the beloved is the purest gold
When you don’t lose yourself, a fly can fell you
When you lose yourself, elephants fall before you
When you don’t lose yourself, you’re a cloud of grief
When you lose yourself, mist and fog parts for you
When you don’t lose yourself, the beloved turns away
When you lose yourself, the sweetest wine comes your way
When you don’t lose yourself, you’re as dispirited as autumn
When you lose yourself, your January is like spring
All your restlessness is out of your desire for stillness
Just desire restlessly, then, love will fill and still you
All your unhealthiness is out of your desire for health,
Just abandon health, then, even poison will heal you…
(Translated by Nilou Mobasser)
Something Big is Coming
It’s still a secret, but arriving everywhere.
The atmosphere is charged with longing and searching.
The pilgrims and the mystery-lovers know.
They are gathering now.
The sound of prayer drifts across the dawn.
It’s Muslim, Jew, Christian,
All this singing
The differences are just illusion and vanity.
The sunlight looks a little different on this wall
Than it does on that.
And a lot different on this other one.
But it’s still one light.
We have borrowed these clothes
These time and place personalities
From a Light.
And when we praise,
We’re pouring them back in.
Tuesday, April 10
Pluto’s reversal is a very subtle shift because this planet already lives in the underworld. Yet for the next four months we may be diving more deeply into the shadows of fear and desire. Exploring the depths of the psyche can lead to treasure troves of energy that are hidden in the secrets that we keep from ourselves. Being kind and gentle with ourselves is essential when we are brave enough to face the truth.
Friday, April 13
Mars is made to move forward but has been stuck in reverse since late January. Finally, the planet of initiation rights itself and slowly, like a train leaving the station, starts driving ahead with the motivation and means to advance our interests. Increased physical activity works well when it’s combined with good training and a healthy diet. Direct Mars in competent Virgo is a perfect time to develop our skills and establish constructive habits.