New Youth Living Here Now
Catching up on Personal Growth for the week.
We are in the middle of the Summer Shift 2010.
The weather patterns are incredible
with Mother Earth sending down messages
for anyone who is listening. To others living here,
the weather is just some freaky tropical storm.
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"That is the true myth of America.
She starts old, old, wrinkled and
writhing in an old skin.
Ans there is a gradual sloughing off
of the old skin, toward a new youth.
This is the Myth of America."
--D.H. Lawrence, Studies in
Classical American Literature
"Here's forthe plain old Adam,
the simple genuine
self-against the whole world."
R.W. Emerson, Journals.
These two quotes are in the front of
"The American Adam"
Innocence, Tragegy, and Tradition
in the Nineteeth Century
by R.W. Lewis
"The American Myth saw life and history
as just beginning. It described the world as starting
up again under fresh initiative, in a divinely granted
second chance for the human race,
after the first chance had been so disasterously fumbled
in the darkening old world.:
"The New Hero was most easily identified
with Adam before the Fall.
Adam, was the first Archetypal Man.
He was fundementally innnocent."
Gulf Oil Spill Investigation
Now Includes Tens Of Thousands Of Abandoned Wells
July 15, 2010
Committee members wrote in a letter Thursday to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar that they were responding to an Associated Press investigation released last week on the 27,000 abandoned wells in the Gulf. The AP reported that the wells are not routinely inspected when plugged or subsequently monitored for leaks.
"These wells could pose an additional danger to the Gulf Coast environment and economy," wrote U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., who heads the subcommittee on energy and environment. They asked for details on the number of wells as well as leaking and inspection requirements. They asked for an initial reply by Monday.
FROM KEEP THE BEET'S
COLUMN IN THE SUMMER ISSUE
OF SPACE OF LOVE MAGAZINE
Please do not forget that this Gulf,
this gap, is an expression
of the crack between your soul,
Your heart, your body, and our soil,
took place the day before what
The Americans call their Earth Day.
This was no mistake. Deepwater
Was a righting of a wrong, a call
for a an awakening from your soul
Please hear the call now.
Come back to your garden.
The garden is more than
a place, it is a state of
unbroken wholeness i
n flowing movement.
The Enchanted Garden
is a name for our renewed Earth,
that can grow one seed and Seed Dream at a time.
Please join with me now in
Planting 1000 years of peace
Because 144, and more
Claim that you are Evolutionary
Leaders who are getting grounded
In the beat of nature.
July 16, 2010
Natan Mallinger is just what the doctor ordered.
We really needed some new youth around the house,
as he says, someone not emcumbered by all the pain
that can happen when have some years under our belts.
There are basically too many people
living here in one small enchanted house,
and so our solution of late, is to add one more.
Not only do we have Natan,
our new housemate,
but Kristine, a sweet lady from
Toronto who just showed up with a note
on the board saying, she was here
and a guest of one of our other housemates.
Kristine makes some wonderful crackers,
delightful and tasty.
Yesterday was my first day in weeks
when I was able to get some focus to
write an article for Vision Magazine,
as well as help Keep The Beet Media Star
complete on her column for the "Space of Love"
Magazine summer issue.
I was happy with the story I did for Vision Magazine.
You can read some of the outtakes here.
Then, in the afternoon, I started to work with
Keep The Beet. I got lost between too many different
ideas, starting cutting and pasting
into Microsoft Word 08.
I got completely frustrated with the clarity of
my inspired listening having housemates steps
going up and down outside my door and through
my head, all kinds of extra conversations in the kitchen,
Kristine singing, and lots of unclarity
about the state of community in our house right now.
It is no easy task living in this Summer Shift 2010.
I have been totally exhausted.
I cannot tell you what I have been doing from day to day,
some nights up in the middle of the night
enjoying intimate sharing with housemates,
up early in the morning exciting with communications
with Natan and Angelene, or totally blowing it,
attempting to create Sacred Space
and connnect the dots too late in the evening.
I called a Council of Sorts Wednesday night
with the theme of "Dough: on the board.
The Gathering was set for 9 PM.
I wrote $$$$ signs. I had in mind
to see if I could string some pearls between
the incredible intimacy I had during the night
from 2 am to 4 pm Tuesday morning,
to the session with Natan in the garden,
to Angelene in the kitchen.
Angelene suggested 9 pm Wednesday night.
I went for that, putting a note on the board.
I did not know who was coming.
I completely blew out my energy.
I worked right up to 9 pm on making a movie.
Then realized that a few housemates,
one who said he would pray on coming,
did come. I had no idea until he showed up
that his prayers said be there.
On top of this, Scott, who is moving out,
showed up. Every one had separate agenda's.
Scott wanted to show his wonderful slides of
Crop Circles. Anna came and drummed,
but the Dough never got made.
The Dough: What I had in mind was not
a business meeting. Oh my God!
A business meeting at 9 PM??????
Please, My moon energy is out by then,
I wanted to experience a real dough making.
I imagined us all sitting around the glass table
in the dining room, kneeding literal dough.
I bought Oat flour. I also bought some very
expensive Hunza mix from O.B. People's Food Store.
I wanted us to be sitting together,
mainly nonverbally, creating community together.
Oops!!!! Did I mess up.
The wheels of community building on planet earth
press forward slowing, especially here
at the Enchanted Garden where I realize now,
The Enchanted Garden Intentional Community
is still a Vision that is fully alive as a Seed Dream in
my head, and coming alive as a concept
on the internet, but has in no way fully been grounded
here on on A______ St. within walking distance
of SDSU. A number of our housemates
do not even what to see our address in public.
They, and I understand this, want to stay private
at a time when in no way is what we are doing here
going to be a secret for too much longer.
WHAT IS THE ENCHANTED GARDEN
What are we doing here?
What is the Enchanted Garden?
LIVING IN AN OLD SNAKE SKIN
"So there he is, a torn divided monster.
The true American, who writhes and writhes like a snake that is long in sloughing.
Sometimes snakes can't slough. They can't burst their old skin. Then they go sick and die inside the old skin, and nobody ever sees the new pattern.
It needs a real desperate recklessness to burst your old skin at last. You simply don't care what happens to you, if you rip yourself in two, so long as you do get out.
It also needs a real belief in the new skin. Otherwise you are likely never to make the effort. Then you gradually sicken and go rotten and die in the old skin.
Now Fenimore stayed very safe inside the old skin: a gentleman, almost a European, as proper as proper can be. And, safe inside the odd skin, he imagined the gorgeous American pattern of a new skin.
He hated democracy. So he evaded it, and had a nice dream of something beyond democracy. But he belonged to demo- cracy all the while.
Evasion! - Yet even that doesn't make the dream worthless."
I HEAR MUCH ACTIVITY IN THE
ENCHANTED GARDEN TODAY
I am about to shut down virtual life for today.
It is Shabbat. I have been watching the clock,
imagining I might get to a spiritual Jewish Renewal Service'
and spend some time with niece Eva Becker
I would like to take time to print in
Keep The Beet Media Star
The World's First Talking Beet Plant's
response to the Gulf Call For Sacred Action.
I hear a lot of activity in the garden
The Enchanted Garden Intentional Community
is attempting to be planted here where I live.
It is rigorous work. Many leaks.
Some being physically fixed right now.
KEEPING THE "BEET" WITH NATURE
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