The 4th January as Saturn approaches Pluto in Cardinal Earth
Though there is much to rage against, much to get even over and much to address, she is Still. Though there have been countless eons of suppression, abuse, denial, control, violence, ignorance, lies, demonization and ridicule, She is Still. Though her body has been stripped bare, though her fruits taken, her waters sullied and her breath dirtied, She is Still. Though turmoil churns beneath darkened clouds and fear grips the hearts of those whose see and listen with Two, She is Still. The fragments of Her life have had time to unify and the places where Her sOul-shelter has been broken have had time to heal. She knows patience. She knows invisibility. She knows how to listen. She knows how to hear. And despite all that has been, her heart still beats and her sOul still sings and she has not been emptied of tenderness and compassion. She knowledge of darkened places has enabled her to hold out for lOve, never losing her dignity or sense of self-respect. Her light, those dimmed at times, never extinguished and has illuminate the dark lands of despair where egoic violence has ravaged the landscape. Her Stillness is not indifference; Her Stillness is not removed; Her Stillness is not arrogant. Her Stillness echoes the beauty of who we can be when we are connected, when we listen, when we are not reactive, when we are patient and when we pull away from achieve and conqueror and recognise the Beauty that resides within; a Beauty immanent in our world; and a Beauty waiting to be re-born.
Andrew Smith © 2020
Art by Darcy Lee