Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Equinox & Eclipses | blood moons & bloody times

September marks several dates of import that impact us on a variety of levels - cosmic, global, national, local and personal - stirring us to the core.

Moon’s progress dead center through the Earth’s shadow in July 2000

ACT GREAT by Hafiz

What is the key
To untie the knot of your mind’s suffering?

Is the esoteric secret
To slay the crazed one whom each of us
Did wed

And who can ruin
Our heart’s and eye’s exquisite tender

Hafiz has found
Two emerald words that

That I now cling to as I would sacred
Tresses of my Beloved’s

Act great.
My dear, always act great.

What is the key
To untie the knot of the mind’s suffering?

Benevolent thought, sound
And movement.

CLAVIS, the second key, engraved by Matthaeus Merian (1593–1650)
We dedicate this revered sage’s poem to all affected and at the effect of the friction and upheaval in our world today. 

Life can be a box of chocolates or a double edged sword - each moment and choice could feel like walking a tightrope balanced on the razor’s edge. 

Mrajeeb al-Fhood refugee camp in Zarqa, Jordan
The Statue of Liberty overlooking NYC & The Tribute of Light
Tienanmen Square anniversary candlelight vigil in Hong Kong 
Photograph: Vincent Yu/AP

Images of the drowned Syrian boy abandoned on a beach. Replays of the Twin Towers raining down in flames. Tens of thousands in Hongkong protest against China. Conflicted opinions over another anniversary of Martial Law. 

The Intihuatana Stone: the ‘Hitching Post of the Sun’ - Machu Picchu, Peru. 
It was used to track the sun throughout the year. Imagesofanthropology.com.

Tearing at our souls - these images and memories lacerate our hearts - as we cry out to the heavens.

Never again! You are not forgotten! We grieve. We mourn. We are reminded. We remember.

We put one foot in front of the other and head for higher ground. Vigilant - we remain hopeful. 

Act great, my dears, always act great. 

Victims of Martial Law Memorial Wall - Mehan Gardens, Manila

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