Archive for October, 2015

Love thy Neighbor..

I visited a friend in the hospital last week who was hit by a car. He was on his bike and so pretty badly injured. I think I was trying to explain it, to explain all of the strange things that’d been happening lately: car accidents, friendships ending, the curious circumstances surrounding John Boehner’s retirement. “I feel there’s a rebalancing afoot in the universe,” I said, “a rebalancing of masculine and feminine energies…”

“What does that mean,” my friend asked.

I didn’t know, so we googled it.

masculine energy has to do with self esteem. How we feel about ourselves, the rights that we feel entitled to. Feminine energy has to do with how we feel about others, our ability to see others and allow them to be who and where they are. Ideally these energies are balanced in each individual. And in society.  People governing themselves with self respect, and also respecting others.

I’m not sure that I answered anything, but it did make me think about that thing that Jesus said: love thy neighbor as thyself.

Maybe these occurrences are to remind us?

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On Harvesting Beets

Where are you rooted and what are you growing?

I learned this morning that if you want to grow beets you have to plant them in deep soil in order for their roots to grow down.  If the soil is compacted and rocky, your crop will be distorted and forked.

Now back to my question, because we’re all growing something. Is it healthy? Are you rooted in deep soil? What inspires your work?

If you are wondering about what you’re harvesting, take a look at your soil.


Matthew 13: 3-8 “What do you make of this? A farmer planted seed. As he scattered the seed, some of it fell on the road, and birds ate it. Some fell in the gravel; it sprouted quickly but didn’t put down roots, so when the sun came up it withered just as quickly. Some fell in the weeds; as it came up, it was strangled by the weeds. Some fell on good earth, and produced a harvest beyond his wildest dreams.

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