Archive for: May 2009

How Do We Recognize A Sign?

How do we recognize a sign? We use all twelve senses. Our senses are our radar.

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When a sign greets us, we’ve received a special invitation to listen and dialogue with the Divine. A sign is a call to our attention.

A sign stands out amidst the crowd. A sign is a bumblebee buzzing in our car, a bird flying in the grocery store, or a snowstorm in July.

A sign is fleeting like watching a butterfly jump from flower to flower; a sign is a nice surprise from the Divine. To recognize a sign’s movement and message requires anchoring into silence. In stillness, we can capture a moment. Read more

A New Aesthetics: Understanding the Energy of Things

“The ability to perceive, to respond, to create beauty is a triumph against brutality, and also, mediocrity. Beauty is like a medicine made from local herbs that steadies and strengthens, tonifies the nervous system.”~J. Ruth Gendler, Notes on the Need for Beauty

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This world vibrates with a universal pulse. All things emit and absorb energy: sacred inner beauty. A couch reflects the people who sit on it. A dog emulates the energy of its guardian. A stream carries the thoughts of its community.

The more conscious we are of the energy of things, the more natural beauty we create. Read more