Category Archives: Intelligence in Nature

Spinning the Magic of Communion

I took a walk today wandering game trails faintly worn traveling deep into the forest where beings of ancient ages live centuries old, some others, uncounted thousands I did pause along the way for hands to touch presence in an … Continue reading

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Risk 4 Minutes to Change Your Life — The Wild Resiliency of Allan Watts

I’m a long time fan of Allan Watts and came across the video below over at Elephant Journal today, a provocative and inspiring online journal. I became absolutely hooked on Allan when I stumbled across his book, appropriately named: The … Continue reading

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Reinventing Human Identity

Turns out elephants are more ‘human’ than we thought; or perhaps we’re more elephant than we thought! Continue reading

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Saying “Yes!” to Life — ReWilding the Self #8

In this terrible crisis of the Deepwater oil gusher is the telling of a story of war against our very selves that is collapsing in upon itself. This story mirrors to us the many ways our lives, life styles and very identities are currently configured for self-destruction.

Mirrored to us as well is yet an older story: Life’s invitation to itself once again to experience a transformation of identity. This is the path of the upward spiral of resilience. And it is ours personally to claim as birthright—as we each hear the awakening within.

So say, “Yes!” to Life. Within this affirmation is the awakening power of our transformation. Continue reading

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The Once and Future Human

And that letting go of all one knows
honoring the willingness and courage
to not know — to at last not name and define
to cease reading the maps drawn by those
who live under the spell of answers and knowing
and trust at last… Continue reading

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Honoring the Dark Unknown

The Heart and Science of Resiliency in Turbulent Times… workshop was enthusiastically received… Continue reading

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But for Lao-tzu…

Thus it is I live more wholly in the un-knowing of an open mind and an open heart, for surely their gentleness and their wild resilience is like that of water, saying “Yes!” to all it encounters. Imagine a world where corporate and national sustainability policies were informed by the wild intelligence and un-knowing of water! Continue reading

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The Intersection of Fear and Surprise, and Birds and Bees

Hence it is quite credible that the presence of a feline animal in large numbers in a district might determine, through the intervention first of mice and then of bees, the frequency of certain flowers in that district! — Darwin Continue reading

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Heart Opportunity Knocking — At Your Door!

The World is my teacher filtered through eyes memories and emotions attitudes moods and beliefs conscious and unconscious rigidities and flexibilities of body and heart and spirit and vision… and My goddess! How large a being can I allow this … Continue reading

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Aspen-Body Wisdom Archive

The Santa Fe Sun Monthly (Nov. 2008) has just published Forbidden Knowledge and the Aspen-Body, the first version of which appeared on this blog as a post (see below for link). I’ve been looking however to take a larger look … Continue reading

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