I dip my fingers into the
Thickness of This Moment
And lick the honey
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Separating in the mind the moment between
and the meaning making,
There is the space of,
“I don’t know.”
If I think about it,
this space is somewhat scary; plunging me
into the instability of a nebulous existence, no place to
anchor or stabilize or get me perspective from.
If I feel about it,
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I am angry.
I’ve been waiting for Permission.
It’s been there
Dangling just ahead of me
On the maze of my own making.
Always just ahead.
I put it there, too
Part of my
Brilliantly designed maze.
What would I do if I had it?
I would take up space.
Take up what space?
There’s plenty of space.
More than I could possibly use up.
I caught up to the Permission.
And it was just a little piece of paper
Dangling from a stick.
No authority behind it.
But my own illusion.
Baby, there are new rules in town.
I’m active in many groups on Facebook that are in constant discussion about relations between men and women. There’s “Tantra” and “Conscious” and “Enlightened” hoody-ha all over my inbox. I wade through it every day.
After hours and days and weeks of feeling my own triggers and witnessing the triggers of others and feeling into the knot in my brain and the pain in my heart I’ve come to a phrase that’s the best medicine I’ve found:
I’m curious about your struggle.
Consciousness is without gender.
When we strip away the meaning making and assessment of experience, when we remove all the filters of “How am I being seen?” and attachments to identity (“I’m this kind of person. I fulfill this role and do these things in the world.”) then what’s left?
The pure presence of consciousness peering out of this human meat suit has no concern for gender or any other identity (feminist, queer, POC, trans, American, Republican). No care at all. Those are all constructs of culture, ego, relational dynamic, or geographical border.
Do people in those identities have vastly different life experiences that have informed them? Yes! Absolutely. All that very real material of circumstance and personality can be carefully and consciously identified and is still different from the present and equanimous essence of consciousness.
I was in the process of moving into my new home when it happened...
I was carrying a load from the back of the car into the house. Easily. Swiftly. I’d packed well. It was late morning and there were several workmen digging around the exterior of the house, hired by me to replace the drainage system. One of them was passing by on the driveway, precariously pushing a wheelbarrow overflowing with heavy, muddy tools. Upon seeing me he dropped it with a hurried clatter, already moving towards me as he called out, “Here, let me help you with that!”