As we begin to approach the idea and physical event of December 12, 2012, I find a need to address the increasing anxieties, terrors, ecstatic blisses and stories of the alleged arrival of the next messiah that are exponentially growing out of this much-anticipated event.

All orientations to The Event, whether of fear and doom and gloom or silly notions proposed by New Agers that we are all going to transform into a new level of abundance and kindergarten levels of “happy happy joy joy” nonsense, are born out of an externally-oriented locus of control.  Some are “prepping” for the impending disaster and hiding out in underground bunkers.  Others are holding sharing circles meditating on and believing that our planet is going to morph into a purple star.  All attempts to put forth theories of what will happen are simply left-brained attempts to control the future, which none of us can do.  That is up to the Great Divine herself, whether embodied in her larger self as the ever-changing cosmos, or here in her smaller earthly manifestation within the creative, transformative wombs of all women.

Our work is to enter into the unknown.

The Unknown, that which cannot be named but which we know as true, lies at the heart of the study of the Tao.  It is our acceptance of the Unknown, the Inexplicable Wonder, that divides the children from the adults,  the kindergartners from the truly aware,  the boys and girls from the men and women of life.  In every case, the latter are the spiritual warriors/sages of our times and it would behoove us all to discern and look to the latter for guidance as we proceed forward in our adventures of the mysteries of life.

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I seem to be stumbling across a number of articles these days that express, far more beautifully than I can, my own philosophical orientation to life and the need to return to a very vital, sacred part of human nature which has been lost to the commodifying, consumerist culture that has, over time, impoverished our spiritual selves. This is what I wish we all could do for our children and ourselves. It is called:  Remember Your Song http://www.earth-heal.com/index.php/news/news-for-an-earth-in-tranition/64-the-joy-of-being/494-song.html

I posted this on my other website:  sistertongue.wordpress.com and decided to re-post it here because it captures so much of what the Tao is all about.  There is, indeed, a song that sings within everyone of us.  Or a dance, which is what the Tai Chi, Chi Gung, Ba Gua are.  Whether song or dance, preferably a combination of the two, they are about rhythm and cadence and patterning – the yin, right-brain wisdoms of the human brain that have been so over-ridden by the fearful, yang qualities of the linear, concrete and hierarchical machinations of the left-brain.

Without the holy, sacred union of the two, humanity will never achieve it’s Higher Mind.

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There are many meditation practices that have been introduced to the West, primarily Buddhist and Hindu, that teach that our goal in this lifetime (or any, if you believe in reincarnation), is to transcend the human, physical experience of life.  Many of these philosophies focus on emptying the mind of all thoughts and experiencing the place of nothingness and non-existence.

Such practices are very useful in allowing the aspiring seeker of their own spirituality to enter into a state of comprehension that  infinite awareness falls outside of the small and temporal cardboard box within which we have incarnated at any given time.  I have, indeed, sat for many years in the tibetan buddhist tradition and have gained enormous insights into the infinity of awareness.

I have always found such practices to be wonderful complements to the moving meditation of the Tao.

The Taoist arts, however, also have a sitting meditation practice, the foundation of which is very different from the above-mentioned practices. Read the rest of this entry »

When conducted correctly, with honor and respect, the Tao allows us to come together in a sense of belonging to something far larger than our individual selves.  This is the essence of building a “family” of dedication that encompasses many different individuals, lifestyles and orientations to the world.  At it’s best, it inspires joy, movement, laughter, a sense of shared involvement and the lifting up and building of our collective and individual chi energies.

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Welcome.  I publish this very first post on the last day of Sun in Leo and its first day in the sign of Virgo.  The former is all about Light and Destiny and the latter is all about how to ground that down into Earth and Practicality.  A most auspicious time for the site’s inauguration.  And entirely serendipitous in manifestation.   It does, remarkably, reflect the Wisdom of the Tao, which is to find, through it’s philosophy and practice, the ways in which our souls can come into union with our deepest spiritual abilities and then ground them down into the mundane lives we lead within the constructs of what we call “civilization.”  The Tao is born of the cycles of the natural world, now so far away from that hectic world of culture and economy within which so many of us have to figure out how to function.

This blog is dedicated to the rectification of right union and relationship between yin and yang, between reflection and action, between the natural and constructed worlds in which we find ourselves.  It is a dedication to the sacred marriage, holy and whole as independent states and yet able to conceptualize and bring to fruition so much more when their balance is restored.  It is with that spirit that this site’s conception and inception are made.

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