The past couple days have been inside days. Not because it's too cold/wet/dreary to go outside, I'm talking internal - reflecting - inside time. I had a wild and wooly dream last week and that began some heavy duty reflection - which began some heavy duty grieving - which began my inside days.
So I don't have much to share right now - though I'm guessing I'll drag large quantities of gold or diamonds up out of the dark (not now though, now it's just coal dust - and plenty of it). But I do have a list of incredible books that I just picked up - they're doing that thing that delights me and is always a surprise when it happens...
How do I describe this? It's like the veil is lifted - or like I'm nose to nose with the weavings of the universe - or, I dunno - something on that order. It's the thing that used to happen in classes when different subjects overlapped and a pattern - a whole way of seeing opened up. The connections became "visible" - if that makes any sense...
That thing happens infrequently, but when it does - ahhhhhhhh - it's minddazzling fun and always connects me deeper to myself, the universe, everything and everyone (until I forget).
The books that are dancing to the tune of that thing for me right now are:
Everyone Is Beautiful: A Novel by Katherine Center
Here if you need me : a true story by Kate Braestrup
The wishing year : a house, a man, my soul : a memoir of fulfilled desire by Noelle Oxenhandler
After the darkest hour : how suffering begins the journey to wisdom by Kathleen A. Brehony Ph.D.
and Life entrepreneurs : ordinary people creating extraordinary lives by Christopher Gergen
with a few others thrown in for fun - but the above ones are making my head spin with the weavings and insights that seem to connect so many deep ideas/beliefs.
Here's hoping you find patterns, weavings and insights this weekend to take you behind the veil!!
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