Wild times, eh?
And it’s Independence Day (or week, or year?) here in the U.S.
In such a large (just shy of 322-million people) and very diverse population as we have in many parts of the U.S., ‘holidays’ like this always spark a lively debate.
If we’re fortunate, there might be some actual perspective-expanding, awareness-raising dialogues and conversations (vs. self-righteous monologues, mindless slogan-parroting, ‘shouted down doubt‘, and joy-corroding, spirit-eating cynicism).
May we have more and more of the former, please.
It’s more fun, more creativity-stirring, and a lot more productive and constructive.
In the spirit of liberating our more amazing heart-sourced, bright-minded gifts and abilities, here’s a look at some Current Special Offerings for NOW and a couple of Indie-spirit (or just interesting and timely) reading.
First, the Current Featured/Special Offerings:
As the wise and gifted Hildegard von Bingen wrote,
“We cannot live in a world that is not our own, in a world that is interpreted for us by others. An interpreted world is not HOME.
Part of the terror is to take back our own listening, to use our own voice, to see our own light.”
Amen to that. And, how do we do that, really?
How do we “take back our own listening, use our own voice, see (and share) our own light?”
Sophia’s Children is filled with (freely offered) explorations, perspectives, and inspiration on just these kinds of questions. For the fresh offerings …
Continue reading and see the Current Featured / Special Offerings here.
Don’t Miss the Current Indie-Spirited Special Offerings
Plus a few indie-spirited (+/or illuminating) Recommended Reading links.
From the Sophia’s Children treasure-vault:
• Free Your Mind (and Heart) – an early (and still one of my favorite) S.C. post, with a few truly insightful comments from indie-spirited Jim Morrison.
• Separating From the Herd – Jung’s dry-witted wisdom on the ‘herd mentality’ & actual independence and liberty from it.
• The Beauty Way of Relating (always an indie-spirited, renegade act in Bully-centric, Bully-celebrating cultures)
• The Evidence We Gather – The Benefits of Gratitude & Affirmative Inquiry (vs. ‘Nattering Nabob of Negativity’ & Diminishing Mirrors) (my recent post)
• Protect Your Spirit – Insight from Wise Warrior, John Trudell (In Memorium)
From elsewhere on the web … but seriously timely (and timeless):
• The ‘Power Over’ Power-Trips linked with ‘brain damage’? (which comes first, the chicken or the egg?) – from The Atlantic. Definitely recommended.
It makes so much sense.
Cultivating, stirring-up, celebrating, and honoring actual liberty and true Indie Spirit, wherever you are.
July 5, 2017 at 1:59 pm
Thank you for this great reading list and all these wonderful thoughts about this particular holiday.
We had quite a neighborhood “celebration” here last night. There was the official fireworks display over a lake about five miles away. And then there were the unofficial fireworks, set off by our neighbors, right next door. Sounded for a time like we were in a war zone. And it went on for about an hour and a half. We live in the country. This was not a block party. This was serious blasting. Our neighbors complain that our monthly dances are loud. Maybe they were reciprocating for the whole year.
Anyway, our last dance (Saturday July 1st) was mellow (quiet) and carried the theme: interdepen-dance. I think this might be our new collective theme. In our oneness, we can still find our individuation and our interdependence.
Blessings and love to you Dear One as we progress toward such, Alia
July 11, 2017 at 11:51 am
Always interesting, isn’t it Alia? Yes, we had the fire-bugs at play here, too, in the days around the 4th (Indie Day). Interdependence and your interdepen-dance, very lovely and Piscean! I suspect ‘freeing one’s mind’ is a core part of being able to see and sense and know our interdependence with all that is. May it be so, eh? Blessings to you! J
July 18, 2017 at 2:27 pm
Amin to that!
July 19, 2017 at 12:42 am
🙂 Indeed, Alia. 🙂