A heart prayer

A heart prayer Every time I move the pieces I'm a little shaken In anticipation Like doing a backflip into water And standing firmly on the earth Toes grabbing the grass The pop of the plant The uprooting of routine A new gathering centrifuge Hitting the surface soon Possible pain Unavoidable immersion Ignore the diversion…

The Peak of This Moment

The Peak of This Moment No matter where you are now There is a way in the path of truth There is map making and map reading And making adjustments as new landmarks appear We know the map is not it But there is a map And there is the peak of this moment Where…

A Crack in the Shell

I recently started a Patreon page. I will leave some material exclusively for patrons for a little while and then make it public soon after. None of the material is particularly time sensitive- it's just a nod to the process, a small, 'thank you for the contribution'- but you understand that everything I create is…

Ecclesia (as told thus far)

  Ecclesia (as told thus far) [How do I share my goodness if I fear folly? -waiting in darkness, cobbling a better me- We must allow that a little sin might be, As a bit of debris may fall unseen into the cookpot, Yet we serve the meal And do not keep the stew hidden…

Tracks in the Snow

As mentioned before, I often go for a morning trot through the local town forest, and I am aware that I am sharing this space with many critters, some seen, but mostly unseen. Well, last night we were blessed with about an inch of fresh snow, and while I wasn't actually planning on going for…

Trade In Impatience and Boredom

If feeling stuck in routine, consider that Rudolph Steiner said that nothing in our daily life needs to outwardly change to begin to engage in the higher work. He gives some exercises in which we can engage ourselves, basically, in our spare moments. It's the quality, the reverence brought to these moments, which sets them…

Meditation on Dark Days

Don't go into the mind, into meditation, only when the conditions are good. Think of going into the woods to build those small bridges on forest trails to let hikers avoid giant puddles. The larger brooks and streams are obvious even when it's dry, but you have to go in when it's been raining and…