The Theologian Walter Wink and others have spoken of The Third Way – a radical concept in our (too often) “either/or”, win-lose culture.
Some traditions refer to the Divine Spark or Inner Light within us, which is hidden from us, then found, cultivated, and shared forth as ‘medicine’ or remedy for the world in these times.
This awareness was (and can be) part of the deeper, one might say spiritual or heart-centered meaning of the end-of-year holy days – the nourishing stream running beneath the joyous celebrations and more stressful elements of the holidays.
This ‘heart light’ and heart-centered intelligence is very much connected to The Beauty Way of Relating that I’ve written about before (another handy concept for this time of year … and all year ’round).
Eberhard Arnold spoke this beautiful invitation:
“If only our hearts were completely gripped by this: …”
Jamie is an inspiration partner and lantern-holder for her fellow transformation leaders, change catalysts, and creative nonconformists who are living, inspiring, and (intentionally or not) leading the change in these chaotic times.
Jamie is a long-time servant of the Muse, a writer and author, and an intrepid walker and feline-tender. She has great appreciation for dark chocolate and cooking other nourishing, delicious meals -- often plant-based -- to nourish her partner and her peeps. She also helps to manage a women's health clinic, emphasizing in-person, for-real compassionate care. (Aquarius Sun, Chiron Pisces, Ur-Plu Virgo conjunction, and HD 6/2 Projector) Be well!
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December 20, 2016 at 5:32 pm
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December 24, 2016 at 3:58 pm
How can you not love a Theologian named Walter Wink?! Lovely post as usual. 🙂
December 24, 2016 at 4:20 pm
It’s true, isn’t it? Walter Wink (wink wink). There’s an excellent excerpt and reference to WW in this very fine talk from Alastair Mc. – http://www.alastairmcintosh.com/articles/2015-CYM-McIntosh-Decolonising-Quaker-Testimony.pdf.
Happy Holy Days & Light Season!
December 24, 2016 at 5:02 pm
Wonderful! I will check it out. Happy Return of the Light to you, as well. <3