✧ concept boards
✬ being guided by love
✳ thinking about liberation
✹ thinking about deep rooted knowledge, the subconscious, archetypes
❀ lists of all kinds
❂ books/ talk / movies
❃ earth speak
❈ knowledge infrastructure
☉ nature of reality
☼ thoughts and some more learning
☽ inner world
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htx / pittsburgh
experiment prayer -
Humming a tune each morning made up right on the spot thinking of the gratitude of waking up, of being simple in the arms of time and the world. Thinking of new words or energies to put into the hum each morning/ allowing it to be like jazz, spontaneous ritual
Also : i have found it helpful to meditate on an image while humming too. Lately, i have been thinking about a river , the river within, the calm moving energy. The river of the flow of blood and life in every breath, heartbeat.
Also thinking about a forest , the dirt , caterpillars and reaching trees...
Do you pray? It is one of the most intimate questions. Do I? Yes, I pray – earthwise rather than to any off-ground god – and, though I cannot tell you the words I use, I will tell you their core is beauty. These prayers are the strongest elixir of my language. I put the essence of myself into them, but if anyone was looking, they would see no drama, no props, just breath and a certain abstraction from the mundane for a sweet minute. I pray in the mornings and my mind doesn’t feel right until I have done so. Mornings are more ritual-garlanded than other times of the day, readying oneself to steady the day. Rituals of exercise, yoga, meditation, journalling or dream diaries; rituals of washing and rituals of eating. (Breakfast is the most habit-bound of meals.) Creating internal order before the day unleashes its chaos, one attempts through ritual to decrease one’s own missteps, placating mischance.