Jonathan Livingston Seagull

“They are saying in the Flock that if you are not the Son of the Great Gull Himself”, Fletcher told Jonathan one morning after Advanced Speed Practice, “then you are a thousand years ahead of your time.”
Jonathan sighed. The price of being misunderstood he thought. They call you devil or they call you god. “What do you think, Fletch? Are we ahead of our time?”
A long silence, “Well, this kind of flying has always been here to be learned by anyone who wanted to discover it; that’s got nothing to do with time. We’re ahead of the fashion, maybe. Ahead of the way that most gulls fly.”“That’s something,” Jonathan said, rolling to glide inverted for a while. “That’s not half as bad as being ahead of our time”.
Richard Bach
Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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Saturday, December 14, 2013

John Tavener: Prayer of The Heart - Bjork

The Universe - Alive!

Here is a podcast of me reading this poem:

Father Sun shines out his Loving Light,
Lover Earth looks on and holds him in her gaze,
Their child the Moon was the gift they received,
Created from these two great Beings through the Love they share.

The Moon in her cradle looks on,
Balanced at the centre point,
She reflects her Father's Light into her Mother's eyes,
Following her own path of the heart.

True love between this family of Angelic Beings,
Their joy in creation and growth, development and evolution,
Entangled in the energy they share.

The stars sparkle in the heavens above,
Other Suns, Other Earths, Other Moons,
Other family and friends,
Galaxies of swirling flowing forms,
Expressing joy in fulfilling their own creativity,
Sending out Light to form other worlds.

And humanity stands together now,
Holding hands on clear nights,
Soul Families,
Gaze up and shed tears of joy and love,
Because of the harmony and beauty of it all,

The Universe - Alive!
A Loving, evolving Organism!

This poem was inspired by the Biologist and Philosopher Rupert Sheldrake and his question: 
"Does the Sun think?"