BEAUTY & PLEASURE first created a WHOLE world gleaming with multifaceted gems and then halved into pastels and muted tones so mortals could tolerate the BRIGHT WHOLE OF THE PARTS. Across millennium moral concepts affixed to either one and this, too, is part of the WHOLE. In early morning or late evening, brilliant diversity remains in the sky; look then and remember YOU!
My first and updated writing about the shields…
The five senses connect to BEAUTY & PLEASURE; here, I am including the 6th sense and defining it as intuition and perception.
Intuition – partially – is something known without knowing and operates from PERCEPTION.
PERCEPTION is SEEING the world by recognizing impacts of outer on inner culture and visa versa.
It is also the ability to SEE the BIG picture framing LITTLE TIME.
LITTLE TIME – is the place holder where loss, grief and anger daily occur.
ADDING TO THIS..
TRANSFORMATION – THE FIRST SHIELD OF BEAUTY AND PLEASURE
TRANSFORMATION is the first shield of BEAUTY & PLEASURE because it is so difficult to understand amidst loss, grief, anger, hopelessness, and fear – the five emotions of the POUNDING FIST that pummels human spirit into the ground where the real WORK begins. The ground demands tilling. So, get your oxen or mule team, stand behind them, and follow. The animal team bears the BLADE: hold the reins and team across crusted earth; open it to hidden rich and fertile ground and plant the POUNDING FIST here. Rest in the moist DARKNESS TURNING TO LIGHT across many suns and moons.
Only the WORK produces fields of sunflowers reminding us that death brings new life and to always follow the light.
TRANSFORMATION IS THE BUTTERFLY AND THE WORK BEFORE FIRST FLIGHT!
CREATED AS A PRAYER FOR PROTECTION AND BLESSING AGAINST DESTRUCTION; MADE FROM UPSCALED FINDS.
Etta James sings about a “Sunday Kind of Love:”
I want a Sunday kind of love
A love to last
Past Saturday night
And I’d like to know
It’s more than
Love at first sight
And I want a Sunday kind of love
Oh yeah, yeah
Beauty & Pleasure conceives, blossoms, and matures in seconds AND on Sundays. It values the here and now above all
and dwells in secret and on CNN.
It dances with beginnings and endings
knowing they are the same and different.
It is a BIG LOVE for Beauty & Pleasure.
Between us are many levels of knowing.
In our knowing the familiar move
away from “either or”
and closer to “yes and.”
Aphrodite rises in lush water
spending herself in sea foam
She sits in the middle
one and two
Knowing each other
This image is the Padernal Mountain in Northern New Mexico. Georgia O’Keeffe painted it from Ghost Ranch; her connection with this peak was so strong, her loved ones scattered her ashes across it’s flat top at her passing. Students attending Lynn Andrews School for Sacred Arts and Training between 2007 and 2011 know it as Spider Woman Mountain. Each student has a different reason for connecting with the mountain. It reminds me of the immense BEAUTY of the school teachings and the PLEASURE of studying them with my mentors, fellow students, and Lynn.
What BEAUTY & PLEASURE did you found there?
Feel it again by looking at the mountain and
This from Carl Jung’s General Aspects of Dream Psychology, 1916:
“This whole creation is essentially subjective, and the dream is the theater where the dreamer is at once: scene, actor, prompter, stage manager, author, audience, and critic.”
You have awakened in your dream when you enact your vision so birth it in a sacred way by calling BEAUTY & PLEASURE into your circle of power.
Choreograph this dance with beautiful music and pleasurable sensations. In this way, dreaming YOU is dreaming sacred.
The bright day blew a warm breeze across my naked body. I wondered if the butterflies in my stomach were causing my panties to get wet – it couldn’t be his hand. Was it my period or something even more sinister? The carpet of green spring grasses and tiny flowers was soft and smelled lovely…and that blue sky!
Then a female voice reached my ears and stopped the honey bee song: “Get away from her you bad boy…what are you doing? And YOU are nothing but a tramp in training!
I didn’t even know what a Tramp was, but I knew it was bad and something I didn’t want to be; I asked my Mother why Mrs. Jones called me that and then sent me home.
Mother’s eyes got big: “Don’t tell your father.”
Why would I tell him anyway?
Like many of you I was never given the SACRED WORDS that described the biology of puberty’s gifts. These words are SACRED because they inform. Information leads to power and Women who recognize the SACRED in BEAUTY & PLEASURE are powerful.
Here is a quote from an ARTSY article:
“Yet the fears embodied by Medusa are two-pronged: The sexually independent woman is dangerous, but so, too, is the politically independent one. For centuries, women in power (or fighting for power) have been compared to Medusa, from Marie Antoinette to the suffragettes. Johnston suggests an exercise: Google any famous woman’s name, from Angela Merkel to Nancy Pelosi, along with the word “Medusa.”
ARE THERE ANY MEDUSA’S OUT THERE – OR SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN GIFTED TO KNOW ONE? PLEASE COMMENT, THEN.
Fire catcher of 62 years.
mix oxygen and heat.
merge freedom and passion.
measure life and death.
Long awaited flames reveal known, surreal
and new shadows:
Interior landscapes demanding respect –
providing it shatters me!
Creative force pumps my Hollow Bones, focusing and holding the opposites for seconds.
But each second is a lifetime
of multiverse mirrors flashing, flashing.
Fire catching for 62 years.
A long simmer and why?