AS WE ARE NOW IN
REGARDLESS OF ALL OTHERWISE ASPECTS
AS THE SOUL IS ALWAYS WELL
TRUTH OF ORIGINAL CORE BEING
PREVAILS BEFORE, DURING, AFTER
ALL MAN MADE REALITIES
ALL OF NATURE EXCEPT HUMANS
EFFORTLESSLY ARE THIS
when no thoughts come
at last I lie naked
in the arms of experience
why fear this moment
when no words come
at last I find rest
in the lap of silence
when love finds itself alone
at last I am embraced
by infinity itself
why fear this moment
when judgment falls away
at last my defenses
fail to keep intimacy at bay
when hope is lost
at last my foolish dreams
are surrendered to perfection
but it is love that feels me
constantly testing the woven fibers
that enclose and protect my heart
with a searing flame
that allows no illusion
Gifts with No Giver
so better is it to perish in that howling infinite,
than be ingloriously dashed upon the lee,
even if that were safety!
For worm-like, then, oh!
who would craven crawl to land!
-Herman Melville, Moby Dick
Quoted by Jed McKenna here:
has very little to do with gender,
nor is woman the custodian of femininity.
Both men and women are searching
for their pregnant virgin.
She is the part of us who is outcast,
the part who comes to consciousness
through going into darkness,
mining our leaden darkness,
until we bring her silver out.
― Marion Woodman
The Pregnant Virgin:
A Process of Psychological Transformation
even more courage and strength
than it did in former cultures.
children have been programmed to perform.
Rather than living from their own needs and feelings,
they learn to assess situations
in order to please others.
Without an inner core of certainty
grounded in their own musculature,
they lack the inner resources to stand alone.
Pummelled by mass media and peer group pressures,
their identity may be utterly absorbed
by collective stereotypes.
In the absence of adequate rites of passage,
ad-men become the high priests of an initiation
into the addictions of consumerism.”
― Marion Woodman,
The Pregnant Virgin: A Process of Psychological Transformation
for those very words, wild and woman,
create llamar o tocar a la puerta,
the fairy-tale knock at the door
of the deep feminine psyche.
Llamar o tocar a la puerta means literally
to play upon the instrument of the name
in order to open a door.
It means using words that summon up
the opening of a passageway.
No matter by which culture a woman is influenced,
the words wild and woman, intuitively.
Women Who Run with the Wolves
Clarissa Pinkola Estes...