Re-Weaving the Web: several blogs I enjoy…

By on May 22, 2013 — 2 Comments

 

An essential task for change-makers in these shifting times is to participate in the re-weaving of the sacred web of life. There are many, many ways to do this… one powerful way is to celebrate and amplify the voices of our soul sisters and brothers in the world. To this end, I’m sharing the writings of some wonderful bloggers, trusting you will enjoy these wise, and sometimes necessarily wild voices.

Victoria Erickson writes for the Rebelle Society website, a fascinating venue for eclectic writers to share their off-the-beaten-track views. (The byline for the website is ‘creatively maladjusted’ which pretty much says it all!) In one of her blogs, 6 Sweet Survival Tips for Super-Sensitive SoulsVictoria writes, “If you are sensitive, you have the ability to see colours and feel energy the way others hear jet planes.”  Another quote from 8 Wondrous Ways to Restore your Wild Spirit:

To be fully human is to be wild. Wild is the strange pull and whispering wisdom. It’s the gentle nudge and the forceful ache. It  is your truth, passed down from the ancients, and the very stream of life in your blood. Wild is the soul where passion and creativity reside, and the quickening of your heart. Wild is what is real, and wild is your home.

Needless to say, I love good writing!

A documentary journalist with the CBC radio, Madonna Hamel’s first blog entry, Slow Breaking News from the Subtle World, speaks about the subtle realms that have fascinated and called her throughout her career. She introduces the blog as “an attempt to look at the subtle realities beneath the bluster of my ‘profession- media/entertainment/the arts… (to go) beneath and beyond the ‘hard’ and ‘fast’, and ventures into the parks of the cities, the farms and the fields, and holds a kid’s magnifying glass to the ‘cool’ earthworm in the authentic grasses.”

Two of my EarthSong Mysteries friends are also bloggers.

Maria Vamvalis writes about her engagement with an emerging and evolving consciousness in modern times, one she identifies as ‘the feminine,’ a powerful force which innovates and transforms our culture and ourselves at the deepest levels. From a recent entry in Remembering the Ancient Deer, she poignantly writes, “This spring, I am grieving the decreased vibrancy that I am feeling in the natural world.  I do not hear the birds singing as loudly this April…”

In his Circle Ways blog, Collaborative conversations with Life’s wise whispersJames Wells writes about tarot-related themes. Here’s part of an entry posted on Earth Day, 2013, “It seems a shame that we need to set aside one day a year to remember that we live on a planet whose systems are just right for life as we know it. I pulled a card from the Tarot of the Crone to respond to, What does Earth most want to tell us today?” and received the Ace of Disks. Through this card, Gaia’s message to us this Earth day seems to be, “My body and your body are one.  What would you put into your own body?  What do you put into my body?  There is no difference…”

I celebrate these, and many more creative voices. Through the internet, we are blessed to be able to share our howling outrage, our cries of love and despair, the gnawing questions that stalk us in the middle of the night, as well as the whispers that feed and soothe our souls…

What are you reading that stirs and inspires you? Please share… we’re hungry, and we’re listening.

2 Comments

  1. I am reading Lean In … and we will be discussing it at a networking group I go to in August here in Bolton

    • Delighted to hear about this, Catherine. Can you say more about Lean In? I don’t know this book…

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