It's my personal soapbox, a place for me to express thoughts and feelings, musings and rants, reflections and recollections; to have fun with words -- about things spiritual, environmental, social, political, economic, and, from time to time, personal. And of course about peace. Soapboxes are in public places (as London's legendary Hyde Park) on purpose, and so I invite conversations with you, for it is through civil discourse that we can gain some perspective on the seeming chaos of these changing times and learn together how to shape a positive future for ourselves, our communities, and the generations to come.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Desert Silence on the International Day of Peace 2012

Friday, September 21, is the International Day of Peace. On that day each year, people all over the world observe a moment of silence at noon (local time wherever they are). See the Facebook Events invitation if you'd like to register your intention to join in, or just do it.

It's very meaningful for me this year in particular in that, at that very moment, noon Pacific Daylight Time, I'll be crossing the Tehachapis (mountain range east of Bakersfield) and entering the Mojave Desert on the way to Joshua Tree for Part 2 of the Nine Gates Mystery School course I'm enrolled in.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Dawning of the Age of Aquarius

A friend mentioned in a recent email that this is a time of “transmutation” and the move to a “5th dimension” of being.

Well, that got me into a chain of free association …. And, revealing my age, I thought of the pop group The Fifth Dimension of the 1960s and their hit “The Age of Aquarius”, from the show “Hair” -- and of the age that we are in today.