|THE WHOLE TREE. That's what I WANT. That's what I YEARN for. I want an integrated world of the seen and unseen--THE WHOLE TREE. This is a photo I took of a saw palmetto on the north shore of St. Catherine's Island, Georgia. How often have you seen an entire tree, roots and all? Look at the extensive root system of this palm as it is eroding out of the cliff. I like to think we are all this deep and developed below our surface appearances. To achieve PEACE, we need to unite the seen with the unseen. (photo by Hallelujah Truth)|
Have you developed new yearnings so far this year? Let go of old ones?
Hmmm...Let's see...I have many YEARNINGS but will focus on one for the practicality of writing and posting this blog.
AT THE MACROCOSMIC LEVEL
I YEARN for PEACE. I YEARN for the kind of PEACE that expands and penetrates the roots of each individual's SOUL. I YEARN for a society in which everyone is experiencing their own authenticity (their whole treeness). That each and every one of us feels clarity in our actions and that we are empowered enough to fulfill our dreams. It is then that the greater society is healed and renewed and PEACE is realized (we are a healthy maritime forest).
AT THE MICROCOSMIC LEVEL
In my own cosmos of authenticity, I LONG to create a new way of being through my creativity and community.
I'm stretching deep down into the roots of self and discovering, for one thing, that I WANT to make "comics" of the "Hallelujah Household." To pursue this LONGING, I am currently working my way through DRAWING WORDS AND WRITING PICTURES: A definitive course from concept to comic in 15 lessons.
Stay tuned, I plan on posting some of my comics in upcoming blog posts.
In another of my reaching down below the surface to my roots, I touch my deep YEARNING to connect meaningfully with my community (microcosm reaching to macrocosm) through my artwork. Consequently, I YEARN to make a book about the American Oystercatcher with Jenifer Hilburn, a Georgia coast ornithologist. Our book will speak for this endangered species of birds because they cannot speak for themselves. They need us to know that climate change and our human activity among other things are bringing about their demise.
|REALLY LOOKING AT BIRDS. On a recent visit to St. Catherine's Island, Jen Hilburn, an ornithologist, took me out to see shore birds in their natural environment. (photo by Hallelujah Truth)|
THE WHOLE TREE (ABOVE AND BELOW)
Finally I LONG to become a better listener to my inner voice. I WANT to become a DREAM CATCHER and ENACTOR. I want to be THE WHOLE TREE!
That's Coffee With Hallelujah! SOUL BLOG with me and tell me what it is you yearn for!
|THE WHOLE TREE! How deep do you go into your self? (photo by Hallelujah Truth)|