Posts Tagged ‘Mother Nature’


February 14, 2014

With the ice storms moving through the Southern and Eastern part of the United States this week, everything feels frozen. Lives are frozen in their tracks. Something uncontrollable has taken over, again.

I have been thinking about the term I heard on the news last night as it described the economic impact at such times, “frozen-omics” they called it. Many are hard hit by the loss of a week’s work. I’ve had to cancel a week’s worth myself and I know that is small compared to businesses with more traffic and overhead. But when I hear it said that people aren’t out at the malls shopping, with a lot of anxiety being felt around that, I feel a gut concern rising. It reminds me of the consumerism that is at the core of our economics and I feel sad and worried for us. Suddenly I see us as a mass of folks scrambling about to make a dollar and then spend the dollars. My dark imagination suddenly sees us collectively as earning, spending robot zombies, with a loss of deeper human values as fall out.

I would love to hear equal reports on the news about  what is being gained everywhere by people figuring out how to be with the situation. Families are suddenly home together. I sat close to my fire all week. What if we deeply, even sacredly,  listen to this call? Maybe like a sweet Mom, Nature wants us closer to her heart. Maybe she wants us to stop and listen to that beat. I have been very moved listening to her beat this week; it is certainly a different rhythm than our lives generally call for. Maybe She is gathering us up to feel her big love, and wants us to realize that she cares about our too-busy lives. And maybe she does not want us to worry about the frozen-omics.

There is a great love here I’m feeling. An economics of love. That is the real provider.

Sophia Rising

February 11, 2010

Listening to the news last night (I am not one of those that I wrote about yesterday who are giving it up) and hearing that Washington D.C. is paralyzed by the snow, New York City is almost as bad, an earthquake happened in Chicago of all places, there still aren’t enough help or resources coming into Haiti, houses and cars have been flowing down the mountains in Los Angeles, all of this while I’m having to cancel work and appointments because of the weather, and I can’t get to Knoxville easily any more because the mountain fell down across Interstate 40 — I’m thinking Mother Nature really must want to send a message about Who is in charge! Our illusions of control are getting a wild and terrifying shake up.

I remember my spiritual teacher saying that every time she saw those little oil pumps across the landscapes of our country they looked like little mosquitos to her, pumping the blood right out of the earth. She said the earth has oil in it because it needs the oil between the plates to keep her pliable. We humans apparently think we can pull the oil out of earth’s body endlessly without consequences; without the earth shivering and quaking under oceans and continents? I really do believe in the basic goodness of our species, but not always the basic smartness. Hopefully we are learning before it is too late.

Jung wrote about his encounter with the unconscious in his book Answer to Job. Just before things got really rough between Yahweh and Job, Sophia had arrived on the scene – the deep feminine principle of wisdom. At the time of reading this, I remember realizing that it was just about the time that I finally, in mid-life, somehow got ahold of my own feminine voice and power that had been suppressed in a patriarchal culture and religion all hell broke loose in my life. It seemed like her presence on the scene just shook everything down in demoliton-like fashion. I thought she was so lovely, and wise, and kind, and great – and she is – but she definitely shakes up any idea of control over our internal or external lives.

So last night as I was listening to all of this disaster happening everywhere I could see a vision of Sophia, or the deep feminine wisdom and power of Earth, rising up from the depths, waking everybody up. She is not subtle, but nor does she mean harm or vengeance. She is Nature, and if you’re not working with her you’re not getting it right; and if you’re not getting it right, it isn’t going to work. It’s amazing that we’ve gotten by with it so long. I don’t think we’re going to get by with it much longer though. Consciousness has to shift back toward doing and being in harmony with her ways.

If Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nooooobody happy. That’s just the way of it.