Archive Monthly Archives: June 2022

“She Became a Shelter”

The temple workers lovingly carried the whorled trunk of the tree to the spot where it would serve as a vital structural column.  As it lay on the earth awaiting its erection, the congregation took notice; for they could see that it was a woman, whose body had grown into a tree.  “It has taken […]

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“Rising Up”

“What the poet ended up creating through her efforts was a sort of renaissance of the hippie movement. Huge numbers of young people took to the streets to protest against war, police brutality, racism, misogyny, and xenophobia. Massive recruitment campaigns signed up a new generation of voters. Even kids too young to vote got involved […]

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“Love is All-Powerful”

“Love is all-powerful. Hate can never withstand love. It is like a friable rock that gets worn away by repeated bathings of the ocean waves. A core group of people in a society dedicated to meditation and prayer, fully embracing love and acceptance, cannot for long be held off by the forces of hate and […]

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“Women Changing the World”

“Women, when activated by the heart, can move mountains. The women who heard Paz’s message carried it back to their families, spread it in their neighborhood gatherings, took it to their political rallies, and insisted on it with their elected representatives. They demanded that their nations move away from hostility and war and toward negotiation […]

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“Superflower Blood Moon”

“The moon was passing through the earth’s shadow, gradually shrinking into a mere silver crescent. Finally, the shadow completely engulfed the orb. Then a tinge of washed-out persimmon appeared at its base. After a few minutes, the satellite took on the color of a farm-fresh egg yolk, with its valleys and mountains looking like seahorses […]

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“Diamonds”

What if someone told you that you had easy access to a chamber stacked ceiling high with the finest quality diamonds?  What if they said that this most precious treasure was all yours and could never be taken from you?  Would you wait to explore that trove?  Close your eyes; silence your mind; claim your […]

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“Light and Love”

“Everything went still within their souls. Problems were forgotten. Thoughts stopped completely. Time stood frozen. There was a wonderful feeling of lightness and tranquility Their heads expanded outward, including first the cave only, but then, the heavens themselves. The friends felt as if they encompassed the entire universe. And then there was the light! Soft […]

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