El Rio Debajo del Rio

Dear brave souls ... do not lose heart


“…In any dark time, there is a tendency to veer toward fainting over how much is wrong or unmended in the world ... in our personal world as well. Do not focus on that. Do not make yourself ill with overwhelm. There is a tendency to fall into being weakened by perseverating on what is outside your reach, by what cannot yet be. Do not focus there. That is spending the wind without raising the sails.

The Lost Holy Books, and The Bear-Whale Prophesy


“On the 7th Day, it is said, God Rested…

What naiveté

of the unawakened human mind

made us think

God was done ?”

A third set of holy books

And, what if we have not two, but three sets of holy books? The first set of sacred books, from nearly every part of the world, lets us fall through the pages into the Creation story, into the generative, then next into sagas of life conduct; an inquiry into human nature, heroics, the diabolical, tracking the rights and wrongs of God’s humans and angels.

The Rainmakers: Beer Bottle Old Woman and Tin Can Old Man


  El Rio Debajo El Rio: The river beneath the river, by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés  
Vol. 1, No. 4 March 31, 2008Signup for Weekly E-mail  

Wherever the land is dry and hard, you could be the water ...

or you could be the blade disking the earth open;

or you could be the acequia, the ditch that carries water from river to fields;

or you could be the just engineer mapping dams that must be taken down,

and those which would serve the venerable all, instead of only the very few;

or you could be the battered vessel for carrying water by hand;

or you could be the one who stores the water, protects it, blesses it or pours it;

or you could be the tired ground that receives it;

or you could be the scorched seed that drinks it;

or you could be the vine green-growing overland in all wild audacity ...

If there is an ancient secret to caring for and mending the significant lacerations to this “Oh-my-dear-God-beautiful” earth we’ve been given, by soul’s light it might be just a tiny four-word prayer from Creator to humanity:

“Please, just start anywhere.”


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June 16-29, 2017