Apocalypse · Inspirations

A Prophecy for Our Time: Shambhala Warrior Prophecy

This prophecy is about the rise of the Bodhisattva, or Spiritual Warrior – a person of great courage who fights with compassion and insight. All of us are potential spiritual warriors. Joanna Macy tells the tale beautifully in this inspiring video and shows what it takes to be a Bodhisattva today…

“There comes a time when all life on earth is in danger. At that time, great powers have arisen – barbarian powers. And although they waste their wealth in preparation to annihilate each other, they have much in common…”

 

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Apocalypse · Inspirations

Time to Wake Up: Let Them Eat Chaos – Kate Tempest

Kate Tempest – bodhisattva in action – is back with her new album Let Them Eat Chaos, an epic poem set to music. The poem is a call for us to wake up and smell the perfect coffee for what it is, and a commentary on how we live in a world in crisis –… Continue reading Time to Wake Up: Let Them Eat Chaos – Kate Tempest

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I surrender my spirit like grapes to his trampling…

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The grapes of my body can only become wine
After the winemaker tramples me.
I surrender my spirit like grapes to his trampling
So my inmost heart can blaze and dance with joy.
Although the grapes go on weeping blood and sobbing,
“I cannot bear any more anguish, any more cruelty!”
The trampler stuffs cotton in his ears: “I am not working in ignorance.
You can deny me if you want, you have every excuse,
But it is I who am the Master of this Work.
And when through my Passion you reach Perfection,
You will never be done praising my name.”

Rumi

Translated by Andrew Harvey in The Way of Passion

 

Inspirations

You are the sky

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“You are the sky. Everything else, it’s just the weather.”

This is my favourite quote from Pema Chodron. No matter what I’m going through, remembering this simple truth can clear my mind and bring me back to my centre faster than almost anything else. Even during the worst storms, the sky is clear behind the clouds…

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Hold Your Own – Kate Tempest – a bodhisattva in action

I don’t know if Kate Tempest would describe herself as a bodhisattva, but to me she’s the perfect embodiment of what that would look like in the form of a performance poet. Here she is at Glastonbury in 2015, more than holding her own (full set here): “Know the wolves that hunt you, in time,… Continue reading Hold Your Own – Kate Tempest – a bodhisattva in action