"Holy forgiveness! mercy! charity! faith! Holy! Ours! bodies! suffering! magnanimity!
Holy the supernatural extra brilliant intelligent kindness of the soul!"
- Allen Ginsberg, from "Footnote to Howl"
How awake are you today? How awake are you to this moment? How awake are you to forgiveness, to suffering, to magnanimity? How awake are you to the kindness of the soul?
Active relationship. Deep presence. When we are dropped into our own centers, feet open to the sweet steadiness of earth, and crown open to the wideness of the sky, we can expand into the energy around us and realize: Everything is alive. That aliveness includes the coffee cup and computer, the store manager, the co-worker, the garden and the bees.
The soul, anchored in the body, recognizes aliveness when we drop deeply enough to open.
Use your mind as a well honed tool, not an escape hatch. Drop into the fleshiness of life. Awaken. Connect. Live.
We can evolve as individuals and as communities. We can hold each other accountable and help each other toward greater strength. We can learn flexibility and the forgiveness of letting go our tight, tight grips. We can feel the rush of life head back our way, as we take in a great, shuddering breath of the air swirling around us.
We can turn to face the sun, and lift our heads in gratitude. We can become whole.
Bright blessings to you in these times of potency and softness.
Bright blessings of just-full moon and solar flare.
Bright blessings of love.