Monday, December 6, 2010

It happens all the time in heaven

At this time, as we approach the winter solstace, a time of celebrating the cosmic shift from darkness to light it seems that our collective consciousness can use a little shifting toward the light as well.   

I read this morning that gay marriage is going back in front of the federal courts and may be headed towards the Supreme Court, and of course there's Don't Ask Don't Tell and taxes and the Dream Act and so many other things that divide us.  The winter solstice celebrates the understanding that we still depend on the sun, the Earth and each other for survival.  Apparently 700 years ago we needed this reminder as well.  That's when Hafiz wrote:

It happens all the time in heaven,
And some day
It will begin to happen
Again on earth -
That men and women who are married,
And men and men who are
And women and women
Who give each other
Often will get down on their knees
And while so tenderly
Holding their lover's hand,
With tears in their eyes,
Will sincerely speak, saying,
"My dear,
How can I be more loving to you;
How can I be more



Tony LoRe
Youth Mentoring Connection / Urban Oasis

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh, shedder of light! make the world a better place. Thank you. I needed this.