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Transitions

The painting that accompanies this posting is an oil painting by my good friend Gabrielle Uhlein, OSF. It is called "Goddesses of Transitions." These are the Goddesses of morning, noon and evening/night. I am lucky enough to have this painting in my house, at the top of the stairs, and though it has been there for a few years, it almost always catches my attention, if I am present.

 

Now, as I begin a slower pace of life, I am coming to see that these goddesses are not just for a 24 hour period. They represent for me the longer life-transitions: the morning of a life; the high noon of being out in the world, working and contributing. And then evening of life begins; the drawing inwards; the intensifying of soul experience transforming itself into a different kind of contribution to the world.

It is this transition I am just beginning. And I love the feel of it; love the slow pulling in of energies; the insights that announce themselves unsought; the connections of hidden realities; the unfolding of decades of life experience weaving itself into a stunning cloth only I can see. If I stop. If I listen. If I trust. If I make the change from outer authority to inner authority...

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10.09 | 21:59

Hearing you! MB

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30.07 | 19:22

As someone journeying with people receiving palliative care, I read the article on liminal spaces with much appreciation and resonance. Thank you!

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01.04 | 20:45

Thanks, Mary Beth...that is how it felt in that moment. And still says with me. Thanks for commenting...

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01.04 | 16:45

Have only peeked into your poeming on Easter Sunday...and lo....feel the paschal mystery, soul'd mystery proclaims Exultet...in a very interior manner! Thanks s

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