April

New life bursts forth from translucent red pomegranate tips on the branches of the handkerchief tree and I stand surrounded by a choir of lilac leaves as they open soft, furry, almost-purple buds and unfurl into delicate new leaves with blushed red tips sounding their notes to the warm bright spring sky  I am captivated, Read more about April[…]

Full Worm Moon in Libra

The insects awaken, the sap rises Libra air / kindness/balance/harmony/relationships – make space, the worms are aerating the soil. What this full moon is illuminating is recent wounds and long term scars that inhibit our capacity for long term relating. The repeating patterns that I need to heal & release, to weed out, to get Read more about Full Worm Moon in Libra[…]

Kabir

There’s a moon in my body, but I can’t see it! A moon and a sun.A drum never touched by hands, beating, and I can’t hear it.As long as a human being worries about when he will die, and what he has that is his,  all of his works are zero.When affection for the I-creature and what it owns is dead, then the work of Read more about Kabir[…]

The best season

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn,a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter.If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things,this is the best season of your life. by Wu Men Hui-k’aiEnglish version by Stephen Mitchell

A squally shower of rain

Blows in with a seagull caught up in its winds blown off course, far inshore. A car splashes by, my teeth ache and I’m tired, very tired. It’s been a tiring few months and a tiring few days with sleep disrupted by a wolf moon. I rest my head back and drop the weight. The Read more about A squally shower of rain[…]