How surely gravity’s law, strong as an ocean current, takes hold of the smallest thing and pulls it toward the heart of the world. Each thing—- each stone, blossom, child—- is held in place. Only we, in our arrogance, push out beyond what we each belong to for some empty freedom. If we surrendered to earth’s intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees. Instead we entangle ourselves in knots of our own making and struggle, lonely and confused. So like children, we begin again to learn from the things, because they are in God’s heart; they have never left him. This is what the things can teach us: to fall, patiently to trust our heaviness. Even a bird has to do that before he can fly.” by Rainer Maria Rilke, from Rilke’s Book of Hours: Love Poems to God
All will come again into its strength: the fields undivided, the waters undammed,
Your life is your life, don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
to fashion universes out of emptiness
Sea Stars is the musical collaboration of Kurt Baumann and Katie Gray.
A Sign of Our Times or How the Black Madonna Is Shaking Us Up for the Twenty-First Century
Where do you see a window you can open for a subtle sacrament to slip into your day?
What if you thought of it as the Jews consider the Sabbath—the most sacred of times?
Many on the spiritual path rightfully long for a sudden point in time when a shift happens
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