A Deep Sence Of The Sacred Is Innate Within Us

‘Once we allow our consciousness to touch into this greater mystery,
We will find that life will speak to us as it spoke to our Ancestors.
It will remind us how to live in harmony with creation
And how to restore the balance that is intrinsic to life.
And it will give us the energy,
The power and the knowledge that is needed to heel and redeem our wounded world.’

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

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We Are Made For These Times by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

My friends, do not lose heart. We were made for these times.
I have heard from so many recently who are deeply and properly bewildered.
They are concerned about the state of affairs in our world now.
Ours is a time of almost daily astonishment and often righteous rage over the
degradations of what matters most to civilized, visionary people.

You are right in your assessments. The lustre and hubris some have aspired to while
endorsing acts so heinous against children, elders, everyday people, the poor, the unguarded,
the helpless, is breathtaking. Yet, I urge you, ask you, gentle you, to please not spend your
spirit dry by bewailing these difficult times. Especially do not lose hope. Most particularly
because, the fact is that we were made for these times. Yes. For years, we have been learning,
practicing, been in training for and just waiting to meet on this exact plain of engagement.

I grew up on the Great Lakes and recognize a seaworthy vessel when I see one. Regarding awakened
souls, there have never been more able vessels in the waters than there are right now across
the world. And they are fully provisioned and able to signal one another as never before in the
history of humankind.

Look out over the prow; there are millions of boats of righteous souls on the waters with you.
Even though your veneers may shiver from every wave in this stormy roil, I assure you that the
long timbers composing your prow and rudder come from a greater forest. That long-grained lumber
is known to withstand storms, to hold together, to hold its own, and to advance, regardless.

In any dark time, there is a tendency to veer toward fainting over how much is wrong or unmended
in the world. Do not focus on that. There is a tendency, too, to fall into being weakened by
dwelling on what is outside your reach, by what cannot yet be. Do not focus there.
That is spending the wind without raising the sails.

We are needed, that is all we can know. And though we meet resistance, we more so will meet
great souls who will hail us, love us and guide us, and we will know them when they appear.
Didn’t you say you were a believer?
Didn’t you say you pledged to listen to a voice greater?
Didn’t you ask for grace?
Don’t you remember that to be in grace means to submit to the voice greater?

Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend
the part of world that is within our reach. Any small, calm thing that one soul can do to
another soul, to assist some portion of this poor suffering world, will help immensely.
It is not given to us to know which acts or by whom, will cause the critical mass to tip
toward an enduring good.

What is needed for dramatic change is an accumulation of acts, adding, adding to, adding more,
continuing. We know that it does not take everyone on Earth to bring justice and peace,
but only a small, determined group who will not give up during the first, second,or hundredth gale.

One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to
stand up and show your soul. Soul on deck shines like gold in dark times. The light of the soul
throws sparks, can send up flares, builds signal fires, causes proper matters to catch fire.
To display the lantern of soul in shadowy times like these – to be fierce and to show mercy
toward others; both are acts of immense bravery and greatest necessity.

I hope you will write this on your wall:
When a great ship is in harbor and moored,
it is safe, there can be no doubt.
But that is not what great ships are built for.

By Clarissa Pinkola Estes
American poet, post-trauma specialist and Jungian Psychoanalyst.
Author of ‘Women Who Run With the Wolves.’

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Sacred Ecology: 22 Day Walk Of The New South African Cape Camino

22nd April – 13th May 2016


We are all joint custodians of a new magic birthing on Earth.

Are you meant to be on this trip?

ffi go to www.africanschoolofsacredecology.org

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The Earth Is Our Most Pressing Concern. She Needs Our Prayers

Transcript from Llewellyn Vaughan- Lee’s  Prayer for the Earth 

In our prayers and devotion we need to reconnect with the sacred substance in creation,
we need to place the earth in our heartsand nourish it with our love, and offer it to the remembrance of God.
Love is the greatest power in creation. Love is the bond, the secret link between the Creator and creation.
We know how to pray for other people and many of us know the power of prayers and now we need to pray
for the world, to pray that the love and the grace and the help is given where it is needed.
We each have the power of prayer, we each have the possibility to make a direct connection with
the divine within ourselves and to bring that connection down through our bodies into the earth,
the earth that is dying that is needing this sacred substance.
The real pilgrimage is always the pilgrimage to the heart, because that is where the divine
and the human come together. And that is where grace can come, where grace come into our bodies,
into ourselves, and into the world that needs it. It is essential to acknowledge that the earth is not unfeeling matter,
but a living being that is giving us life. Then we get a feeling of the earth that is alive as a soul,
as a sacred being. We will be guided by the cry of the world by the need of the world, by the openness of our own hearts.
Our breath, our heartbeat, is also part of the breath and heartbeat of the world. We are one. We go deep within our own hearts.
And then we stay with that prayer, and we become that prayer, until we, all of ourselves, every cell in our body,
is the prayer of the creation for the creator, is the need of the earth, is the cry of
the soul of the earth. And we draw down to it, the grace of God, the love of God,
the power of God that is needed at this time.

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Stop Take A Deep Breath

Stop, take a deep breath,

Listen to your breath,

And hear this


Mama Earth is missing you.

Tioksin Ghosthorse – Lakota


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The New Is Already Being Born

In the midst of resignation and despair
The new is already being born
But if you look for it, you will not see it
It is invisible, hidden
Yet there none the less
The new already in formation
Inevitably so.This is the way it is
The promise of renewal already given
The blood on our hands washed away.

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Three Species Lost Every Hour!

Everything has death in it.
So many deaths in one lifetime
Death of cells, death of notions , of past loves , of youthful fancies and delusions
Out of all this death something grows.. eternal
A seeded moment
Inspiration ignites
A chance
A happenstance
A catalyst.

One drop of moisture  and the apparently inert, dormant dry desiccated life bursts open!

Hard and fast
Hard and true
A hard nut to crack
But crack it does
Yielding to the inevitable
Destiny we say
Dazzling New Arrival

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I seek the door of enchantment
To slip through the slit in a daisy stem
And come out into sunlight,
To pass through the green door
And be lit up again
By the enchanting breath of ferns
The neat-toed leap of a deer
And to know again that this light –
The light that makes the moss
on the beech roots ignite
Into soft-shaped emeralds – is reality
Not the scorned territory of childhood
And that I am right to seek it
Though I never know where or how the transparency
Between the two worlds opens.
I can only search the waysides
Until one foot slides into a rabbit hole
And I find myself face to face
with the coral eye  of the pimpernel.
Such meetings are small epiphanies that pop up
And open as flowers do each day,
Million upon million breaking
Their sealed lips for the first time
To let us in.

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The Unlived Unregarded Life

Consider the doors that remain unopend……

Silting though all the impressions of your life,
What about all those moments that mind and memory filters out?
Something notices, something chooses.
What now lies hiden?  sent to live the shadows, in the liminal,
Along with all that’s lost:
Like the creative idea never realised, an impulse to action never followed through,
Or the dream that isn’t remembered on waking,  opportunities are missed.
There have been choices made, that changed the course of the whole river
But what about the other streams we rowed right on past headless?

Will you look at me, take a good look at me and tell me what it is,
That you think that I am?

The words unsaid, the spaces between words, the difference between the word
That lies trapped between pages to those given voice.
The pregnant silences that remain undigested.
All the eggs that are reabsorbed back to into the womb of our comfortable notions.
The road less travelled, but this is the road not travelled at all!
No animal walks here, even the wind’s deflected past, the new season fails and
The soil lies bitter.
Like an archway standing in a field that cries out ‘ enter’,
But what happens now the arch has crumbled leaving only a bleak vista without
Any imaginings?
A doorway into this walled garden used to stand open,
Now even the wall is gone and the garden too.
Can you even hear the suffing as this tide turns?
Listen even the sea is holding its breath!
And who notices as night and day hang suspended?
And who watches for the boats return, the trail of salmon,
The flight of birds returning?
As we walk tracks of loneliness,
Sheep wandering in the hills.

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Interspecies Communication Interview with Anna Breytenbach

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