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Saturday, 21 October 2017

Mind Attacks


Being heart-led, or living the mystical life, or whatever you want to call it, is cross-cultural. Individual human beings everywhere and in every time have had some awareness of the truth of who we are. It's a message that's been offered many, many times by many teachers, gurus, spiritual leaders, writers, artists, musical composers - and ordinary people as well.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

That intimate, personal relationship with Creation



It takes time. It takes years that stretch into decades, yes, but most importantly, it takes moments.

We're running low on white oak bark - supposedly better collected in the spring, but because I need it now, fall collected will have to do - so I went down to the trail behind our house, heading for a particular youngish oak tree that I've developed something of a friendship with over the last few years.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Post on the other blog

I just wrote a little blurb on Chaga, sharing some of my experience with it that I haven't seen written about elsewhere. If you'd like to read it, it's here ..

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Hello Ukraine


The rest of you can ignore this post - I'm just checking on something. Every couple of days, I see one visit from Ukraine here. It doesn't appear to be a bot, as I don't see several "posts" being read at a time.

So - if you're the visitor from Ukraine, could you pop into comments and verify? Comment as "anonymous" by all means, if you'd prefer. Or you can email me - info under "contact". I'm just really curious as to whether you're real or not!


Monday, 16 October 2017

Fiercely individual



"Wander alone; bearing the Light and thy staff.
  And be the Light so bright that no man seeth thee."
                                                                               
                                                       A.C., from The Book of Thoth             


My writing, admittedly, looks very intimate. I write "about" me, about "my" experiences .. but that's not what I'm really writing about at all. If you're looking for me, or to me, you're missing the point.

I'm a do-it-yourself type because I crave experience. I don't want to "know", I want to understand. I share my experiences to tantalize my readers into wanting that - experience, understanding - for themselves.


Thursday, 12 October 2017

More things in heaven and earth, continued.

As I carry on with my theme of heart-led living, I sometimes struggle with keeping hold of it in my own life. In some ways these posts serve as pep-talks to myself.

We're trained to think thusly:

Past - present - future. Top - middle - bottom. Actions/consequences. For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. A body in motion stays in motion; a body at rest stays at rest. What goes up must come down.

These are the (simplified versions of) the "laws" of our physical existence.

Mysticism, on the other hand, doesn't have the same sort of system of laws .. religion has them, of course, but mysticism, which I think of as the lived experience of the undercurrents of Life, isn't so neatly mapped out for us.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Tucking things away - a quickie


Mmmm, it's a lovely, thundery morning here. Many of the leaves are off the trees behind us so I can just see the top ridge of the hills over on the island. Nice to see you again, island! Oh, and the wind just came up so there's a swirl of golden leaves outside my window. Lovely!

The freaking bots are at it again. They tend to latch onto a post, "read" it (ha!) a dozen times or so, sometimes several times a day, messing with my stats and annoying the hell out of me.