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Jonathan

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joined on 07/25/05
last updated 11/11/08
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the Goddess Ishkala - this is a woman whom I respect dearly.
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We are all meant to shine, as children do. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
-- Marianne Williamson

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breakdown of the HOME Project

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Some of my friends from up north... I miss the cold, wet, Tee Pee mornings of Sebastopol
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Jonathan ~ feeling really good
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essential feedback

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Gender
Male
Age
34
Location
about me
I try to be completely flexible with my roles, and to release attachment to them when I see it. I have been known to enjoy the roles of the... Ecological Warrior, Mystical Healer, Laughing Channel, Inspired Poet, Playful musician...
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Mama
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life is so hard...
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there is something notable here...
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an invitation

Welcome home.

This page contains poetry and writings that have influenced me through my life's travels, as well as some new poems. It also contains a series of quotes, many of which are the basis for a curricula in development on ecophilosophy and social empowerment. Ask questions, engage what you see, comment on the quotes and poetry, and I will integrate your feedback as inspiration.

Also, you are invited to consider what context might be useful for integrating the poems that resonate with you. From facilitated dialogue in the redwoods to potent ritual within which the various archetypes of our shadow are honored and embodied, all ideas are welcome and will likely influence an interactive learning experience for others.

I will let Oriah complete your welcoming with a few words from her heart...

The Invitation

It doesn't interest me what you do for a living.
I want to know what you ache for,
and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing.
It doesn't interest me how old you are.
I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool
for love, for your dreams,
for the adventure of being alive.
It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon.
I want to know if you have touched
the centre of your own sorrow,
if you have been opened by life's betrayals
or have become shrivelled and closed from fear of further pain.
I want to know if you can sit with pain,
mine or your own, without moving to hide it
or fade it or fix it.
I want to know if you can be with joy mine or your own.
if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy
fill you to the tips of your fingers
and toes without cautioning us
to be careful, be realistic,
or to remember the limitations of being human.
It doesn't interest me if the story you are telling me is true.
I want to know if you can disappoint another
to be true to yourself.
If you can bear the accusation of betrayal
and not betray your own soul.
If you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy.
I want to know if you can see Beauty
even when it is not pretty every day,
and if you can source your own life from its presence.
I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine,
and still stand at the edge of the lake
and shout to the silver of the full moon,“Yes.”
It doesn't interest me to know where you live,
or how much money you have.
I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and despair,
weary and bruised to the bone,
and do what needs to be done to feed the children.
It doesn't interest me who you know
or how you came to be here.
I want to know if you will stand
in the centre of the fire with me and not shrink back.
It doesn't interest me where or what
or with whom you have studied.
I want to know what sustains you from the inside
when all else falls away.
I want to know if you can be alone with yourself,
and if you truly like the company
you keepin the empty moments.

Oriah Mountain Dreamer

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Guitar Lessons and Creative Inquiry

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sunrise in san luis obispo...
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Unconditional


Willing to experience aloneness,
I discover connection everywhere;

Turning to face my fear,
I meet the warrior who lives within;

Opening to my loss,
I gain the embrace of the universe;

Surrendering into emptiness,
I find fullness without end.

Each condition I flee from pursues me,

Each condition I welcome transforms me

And becomes itself transformed
Into its radiant jewel-like essence.

I bow to the one who has made it so,

Who has crafted this Master Game.

To play it is purest delight;

To honor its form--true devotion.
- Jennifer Welwood

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Jonathan seems ready to share something...
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relationship as a spiritual path

"The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware."
~ Henry Miller

" Love just is. It is neither given nor taken; rather it is simply discovered and allowed."
~Ariel Spilsbury

"There is no remedy for love but to love more"
~ Henry David Thoreau

"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength,
who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness,
who does not believe me naïve or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman. "
~ Anaïs Nin

"Your task is not to seek for Love,
But merely to seek and find
all the barriers within yourself
that you have built against it."
~ Rumi


"Love is everything it's cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk everything, you risk even more."
~ Erica Jong

"The moment you have in your heart this
extraordinary thing called Love and feel the
depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will
discover that the world is transformed.
~ J. Krishnamurti

"I hold this to be the highest task of a bond between two people:
that each should stand guard over the solitude of the other."
~Rainer Marie Rilke

"Perhaps love is the process of my leading you gently back to yourself."
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Even after all this time, the sun never says to the earth, "you owe me." Look what happens with a love like that, it lights the whole world...
~ Hafiz

"It's time that we saw sex as the truly sacred art that it is. A deep meditation, a holy communion and a dance with the force of creation."
~ Marcus Allen

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on holding space

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on building a foundation

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cultivating the art of showing up fully

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on friendship

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on embracing the shadow

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on relaxing into life

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aspects of life that I find interesting

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on awakening

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on becoming who you are

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self as gaia

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States of Consciousness and change

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Interconnection

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Towards awareness of interconnectivity

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on opening to Possibility

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allowing our vision to be heard

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On "Accentuating the Positive"

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Culture as a vehicle for change

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illiciting knowledge through experience

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Education as a social catalyst

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microcosm to macrocosm
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on collective change -

 
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