Posts Tagged ‘Earth’


We are, after all,
Nowhere other than here:
Held in the soil-stained hands
Of earth.
Held as a wish, a dream,
A joy, a grief.
Gone home to rest, to be cast,
To be moulded, kneaded.
To be on the cycle,
To be recycled,
To be returned,
To be cherished.

The dream was of the great circles, Stonehenge, Avebury. Their function, to stop people “falling through earth”. To set them back on the wheel in the right cycle, the right place.
Using the right quality of sound and space, the right length of rod, the self-healed, snake-strewn ground.

Drawn up awake
But dreaming.
Brought all to the rivers
By moon-faced reflection:
The one face.
Drawn out awake
Yet asleep, soul’s home
Bright revealed.
Pierced by blade and bleeding,
Held, not allowed to fall through,
We shall be returned, given life.

Turned, turned , the road become moonlight.
Flesh golden, stripped of burdens,
Certain ratio, a spell of line and curve,
Placed on the wheel,
A language of trajectories,
Forces multiplied and compensated,
An art of vectors, of prophecy,
A heft of distinctions.
Revived with tongue and breath,
A dance in footprints,
The learning of a song,
Its thousand thousand verses.
Its drummed rhythms
Its curses, its blessings.
Jewelled serpent:
Her back, the path of the sun.
Those of you who know,
The bite, the sting, the knowing.

There shall be three:
The child, the man, the woman.
Eternal, bound, faceted.
In threes the remembrance.
In threes the curse.
In threes, the healing….


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All Hallows

We flee this subduction – the slow grinding transformation
From flesh, to dust, to chalk, to smoke, to flame,
To diamond-studded, breathing rock.

We shun this revolving with fabricated pinions,
White, rare, elaborately failing the pull.
Hymns and equations, useless metronomic.

Cleave, rather, to the arc of acceptance
Shatter fragile windows that mock the sun,
The temptation to discretely avoid existence,
Re-writing rules, ignoring inevitabilities.

Life woven from the dance of a million deaths.
Nothing is at fault but our definition,
Our solid, stubborn view, the failure
To join the song for fear of losing a voice.


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Thoughts from the Earth: Reality is approximate.

I was thinking about some friends who were going through difficult times, and thinking also of the pressures of the modern, rational worldview on other more traditional ways of seeing things.
A great, possibly the best, way to stabilise emotions and strengthen personal energies is to make a conscious connection to the planet. Simply feel a flow of energy from the base of the spine, the whole of the pelvis, down towards the centre of the Earth. When I do this in a quiet, receptive state often concepts and ideas clarify ( or at least, emerge), in my mind.

The following words arose and contain some interesting ideas…

What we consider ‘reality’ is what we are focused upon – what we consider important to us.

It is a lens that brings into focus what we choose to make central to our experience.

Everything else becomes unfocused or invisible. It may still be there, but we can no longer see it, no longer experience it.

We do not “make” our “own reality”.
Reality has no substance.
Reality may be what ‘is’.
But we cannot know what it ‘is’ when we are focused in a particular way.
Seeing a bigger aspect of “reality” then, is not about our focus but about how we can relax our focus.
It is not about finding what is important to us, but relaxing into the experience of whatever we are experiencing.
What we chose to consider important or real, the view of reality we take, is significant for our emotional stance, but not necessarily any more useful than any other stance in terms of achieving freedom from limitations.

However, one focus is no more valid than another.
If one dominant world-view is heavy on our lives, choose another view that is less oppressive – but do not mistake that one is ‘right’ and the other ‘wrong’.
It’s just switching channels: you are still being mesmerized by something that has no intrinsic holistic experience..

Reality is approximate….

( ” Reality is approximate:
What you believe is true
Only holds from a limited viewpoint.
From every other place, it is untrue.”

” What you think
Is not what you are,
But what you think
Holds you in its patterns.” )

quotes from “A Guide to the Power Plant Spirit Cards”. Simon H Lilly 2006

“everything is possible” is not saying the same thing as ” everything is easy”.

Acting in accord with the energy of the world requires letting go, relaxation, acquiescence, flowing with the energies manifesting – but not fighting or giving up; giving up but not relinquishing; relinquishing but not dissolving; dissolving but not dissappearing; dissappearing but not falling asleep…

Becoming the world – becoming smaller and becoming greater….

Whatever language we use the words that represent an object can never make the object, never be the object.
The words can echo some qualities of the object, but not the tangible experience of the object. The same is with reality.
However we choose to describe reality, in whatever terminology, in whatever storytelling way, it is never the same as, or equivalent to, the reality itself.
Thought, logic, language can never experience or define what is real in any complete way.

Open sudden clarity is the only door to melt and unfold the Real….


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