The Beehive, Part Two
We are all caught up in the changes that we've manufactured and they need to change and be modified now. Our feels are scrambling to keep up. We didn't include our feelings in the manufacturing process. It seems insane to honor intuition and empower the body but it isn't. It simply hasn't been done. Honoring and learning to understand the language of intuition and cultivating a grounded sense of reality through feelings is not uncivilized. Not by my experience. This is our medicine for living sustainably. These days I'm hanging on to the baby as the bathwater sloshes out.
My emergence changed me in a fundamental way and I expected these shifts on some level. At this time, though, my mind and my ideas were jetting way ahead - faster than my emotional body was able to keep up. The 70's were rough. It was a relief to see some affirmation come back around in the 80's with being reminded of Grotowski. I found hope in my body consciousness and those experiences stayed with me even as I fought to dispel them so I could be normal.
Every heart, every heart
To love will come
But like a refugee.
Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in.
Anthem by Leonard Cohen
Thank you for listening.
Different Ways: The Beehive, Part Two, Excerpts Chapter 1, pp. 17-19
In reference to Jerzy Grotowski, this is an interesting and accurate review on the experimental movie I mentioned there, My Dinner with Andre.
If you find anything on this subject of authenticity, creativity and human relationships intriguing, I would encourage you to watch this M.Grawey video. He reviews the film and he gets it on a deeper level.
For the really curious, here is your one night in Bangkok: It is free to watch the entire film on YouTube!
Thank you for joining me here. The memoir Different Ways: Revealing the Feminine can be purchased through my website using a link to Village Books at AlltheDifferentWays.com. There will soon be an eBook version available with an independent retailer. The e-book on Amazon is a bit of a mess but free if you are a Kindle member. Don't buy it. Parts are missing.
The BlogCast that outlines my intentions for this series of readings from my book, Different Ways, Revealing the Feminine can be found here in the post, Between the Lines.