Tag Archives: darkness

Robert MacFarlane on our estrangement from the dark

“Our disenchantment of the night through artificial lighting may appear, if it is noticed at all, as a regrettable but eventually trivial side effect of contemporary life. That winter hour, though, up on the summit ridge with the stars falling … Continue reading

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You Darkness – Rainer Maria Rilke translated by David Whyte

You darkness from which I come, I love you more than all the fires that fence out the world, for the fire makes a circle for everyone so that no one sees you anymore. But darkness holds it all: the … Continue reading

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Jason Hine on how we might approach 2017

Click on the above link for Jason Hine’s Facebook page, and a post on some of the questions we are encountering as humans moving into another year….and some of what we may be able to be and do, to make … Continue reading

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Toko-pa – The Sacred Descent

The Sacred Descent Click on the link to visit Toko-pa’s site for this brief reflection on allowing ourselves to drop down into our own darkness from a place of intention (rather than powerlessness):- ‘There in the underworld of grief, loss … Continue reading

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Brené Brown on empathy, compassion and boundaries

‘Empathy: if you have done your work and set your boundaries, you can tread that water forever and not get tired. Amen’. Yes. Empathy in the sense Brené is exploring does not deplete us, nor does it sit with our … Continue reading

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‘5 Signs You’re on the Hero’s Journey’ Alison Nappi

http://www.writewithspirit.com/blog/5-signs-youre-on-the-heros-journey Yesterday’s post included a Joseph Campbell reference, and today we remain with the themes of the hero’s journey, and the importance of mythology in our quest for meaning.  Laurie Penny and Alison Nappi have written very different pieces around these themes … Continue reading

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‘Lady Winter’ Theodora Goss

http://theodoragoss.com/2015/12/02/lady-winter/ This piece by Theodora Goss is absolutely beautiful, and profound. This darkest point in the year has a purpose and a wisdom, and we may all benefit from a visit to Lady Winter – the deep dreaming within (like the land … Continue reading

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