God speaks to each of us as he makes us,
then walks with us silently out of the night.
These are the words we dimly hear:
You, sent out beyond your recall,
go to the limits of your longing.
Flare up like a flame
and make big shadows I can move in.
Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror.
Just keep going. No feeling is final.
Don’t let yourself lose me.
Nearby is the country they call life.
You will know it by its seriousness.
Give me your hand.
Exploring the concepts of Listening in Dreams, Deep Listening, Black Quantum Futurism, and Quantum Listening
A new story from Sophie read at the Sophie Strand was a guest speaker at Bayo Akomolafe's webinar The Wandering, Winding Way of the Wound webinar
Indigenous Australian singer/songwriter Gurrumul's music video 'Wiyathul', taken from the album 'Gurrumul'.
The meaning of death and dying in a death-phobic culture and more on Sounds of SAND Episode 2
exploring into the life and work of musician and Sufi teacher Hazrat Inayat Khan
Zen Buddhism and its relation to Nonduality, the symbolism of the ensō (円相, "circular form") calligraphy, and the Heart Sutra
a masterpiece album from Pulitzer Prize winning musician dealing with intergenerational trauma
We need Afrofuturism; not as a box to put people in, but as a lens with which to change the way we imagine and actualize an inclusive future. A future where Black people are in control of their own destinies.
And when two people have loved each other see how it is like a scar between their bodies, stronger, darker, and proud;
thicken, and begin to fall into the world below like stars, or the feathers of some unimaginable bird
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