New Ways of Seeing

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Time to dream, friends. Listen to your night dreams, feel your wisdom that comes from a heart that aches and loves, know in your bones we are all interconnected. We must go forward arm in arm, or we will not endure this global dark night of the soul.

Do not let hope become an empty promise.  Incarnate kindness and awareness in ordinary everyday actions. Something new is being born beneath the chaos. We are upgrading our consciousness and putting on new spiritual lenses.  Our communal body has been torn asunder. How will we heal? How will we transform?

Rebecca Solnit, blogger and feminist, environmentalist and historian writer says,

“Hope offers us a clarity, amid the uncertainty ahead, there will be conflicts worth joining and the possibility of winning some of them. And one of the things most dangerous to this hope is the lapse into believing that everything was fine before disaster struck, and that all we need to do is return to things as they were. Ordinary life before the pandemic was already a catastrophe of desperation and exclusion for too many human beings, an environmental and climate catastrophe, an obscenity of inequality. It is too soon to know what will emerge from this emergency, but not too soon to start looking for chances to help decide it. Is is, I believe, what many of us are preparing to do”. Rebecca Solnit, Hope in a Time of Crisis

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We must summon, from the unconscious, ways of seeing that we know nothing of yet, visions that emerge from deeper within us than our conscious rational minds.

Similarly, the rebirthing of our true depths will involve a reconnection with the unconscious. It will demand a fresh releasing within us of the world of dreams, myths, and the imagination.

Whether as individuals or collectively as nations and religious traditions, new beginnings will be born among us when we open to the well of what we do not know or what we have forgotten deep within…”

– Thomas Berry (1914-2009, A cultural historian and scholar of the world’s religions, especially Asian traditions. Later as he studied Earth history and evolution, he called himself a “geologian.”


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