Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Family - January 30, 2010

The dark things of the wood

Are coming from their caves...

...We remember the cave.

In our dreams we go back

Or they come to visit.

They also like music,

We eat leaves together.

They are our brothers.

They are the family

We have run away from.

In the movie "Avatar" there is much running, and the overwhelming public response that echoes too in my heart is a running back towards the family of all things. Last night I saw the 1988 war movie, "The Thin Red Line," and it too has lots of running, fearful running away from "the bad guys," running from who we are and the darkness within. The last lines in that movie are "everything shining." In the dark cave of our inner being, everything shinning.

What are you running away from? Towards? How might this running fuel your sense of separation from the family that is this earth and her beings, and yes, human beings?


  1. Sometimes the "dark thing of the wood" we run from is actually ourselves. Running can spring from the tension between who we are and what we do, if parts of our lives are out of sync.. Staying with that tension, while uncomfortable, sometimes brings recognition, acceptance, connection with myself, my family and community.

  2. Dear Anonymous,

    I resonate with your words, of how hard it can be to stay with those tensions of what we are and what we are becoming.

    Thank you for sharing with me what we are becoming together.

    In gratitude,