If you’re like me, you’re interested in feeling more grounded WHILE expanding your capaciousness, I highly recommend my friend George Breed’s book, “The Inner Work of the Warrior: A Manual for Embodying Spirit”
Living in the land of Man, as well as the Cosmos can be fraught with twists and turns.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a little book of big wisdom on your journey?
Here is a review I wrote on Amazon:
“grounding the cosmos in your footsteps”
By A. N. Schuller
on January 7, 2014
To quote from the endnotes of Embodying Spirit, “Only those whose experiments succeeded left records Warriorship is an exact and an exacting science. In essence, I trust the data.”
For myself, as a “social mystic” (pg. 17) this book is an encyclopedia, a dictionary, a reference of how to bring the cosmos into my daily life, into my body, and into my heart and mind. I not only trust the data presented in this book with my mind, but have found it’s truth in my own cells. Less a self help book, it is more a guide into the self, and then out of it again.
While beautifully easy to comprehend, don’t take this small paperback for granted. The tasks and practices described in this book have become indispensable to me on the path toward the transformation of consciousness.
He has a number of other great books.
I was lucky enough to hear Bernie Sanders live, last night. Introduced by Our Very Own, long-time Bernie supporter, Chair of the Coconino County Board of Supervisors, Art Babbott, I was struck by how last night’s rally for Bernie was exactly the opposite of what I see happen at a Trump rally. Sure, seeing Bernie was great, but the REAL pay off for me was seeing the PEOPLE who support him,(unlike the dipshits that attend Trump rallies) knowing that we are not alone in our desire for a more equitable future. Bernie supporters are generally community minded folks, folks that understand we must lift EVERYONE up. As I was standing there looking at the hundreds that showed up, I realized I really came to see the People. Bernie is a hero, and I hope that as such, he inspires The People to continue being deeply involved in their future. One man can’t do all of the wonderful things he would like to do. That takes a whole country of committed folks. Lets do this.
In blackness we return
Light moves in the inbetween
and waxes and wanes as it sees fit
light moves in the inbetween
shining from the Cauldron of life
whether we acknowledge it or not
When we sense the blackness, the light moving farther away
we can be quiet and listen
or moan and wail
IF, we are quiet and listen, what does the blackness speak to us?
Will we let the blackness permeate our lighted spectacle?
Animal nature – Where did it go?
It never left.
Our growling turned into domestic violence
Our drooling twisted into “food-ism”
Our sex turned into a process of power over
Our sex turned into something other than we intended
Where is that fierceness of a Momma bear when our children are slowly poisoned by the treats, toys, gadgets, cars, water, food, air and thoughts we are so eager to provide for them to have a “better” life than we did?
Animal nature doesn’t rush to get to the coffee drive through before the 2-for-1 sale is over
Animal nature is loving and protective of it’s children, for the most part – yes I’m aware of the caveats.
Without knowing our animal nature we run the risk of thinking the planet is some sort of machine that can be “used” indefinitely.
Without our animal nature we run the risk of not accessing some of our deepest knowing.
What does your intuition tell you when you take a walk among the trees? At the seaside? In the Desert?
Who are you?
I recently had the honor of having a piece published in the local weekly newspaper, Flag Live!
Here’s a link to the PDF – “To the mountain, again and again” is on Page 4
Here are a couple of images to accompany your reading pleasure.
except the kitchen sink
Save the toilet that needs cleaning
other than whomever is standing before you
other than the thoughts