Many religions have told us, “For every ailment, God provides a remedy.” But this need not be seen as a reactive process – an evil happens and God repairs it. No – for everything the human identifies as evil or ignorant – God has a different word for it.
Returning to the heart can be a glorious thing. It can be a painful thing as well. When we get used to staying in our minds or if we're prone to dissociation, coming back into the heart can be quite a shock. There's feeling there. There's investment. It takes courage to be centered in the heart. This eclipse reminds us of that. The placement of the North Node in Cancer, ruled by the Leo Moon, is asking us to take the initiative to nurture and nourish what's been opening up in our hearts for the past few years.
I started coming to East West in 2013- this was when the store was still on the corner of 65th and Roosevelt. I was like most people that come in here for the first time, or maybe every time-- a seeker. The first time I came in I spent hours perusing. As I made my way around the store I ended up sitting on the floor adjacent to the front desk in the poetry section. This wasn’t a very large section but I figured if they had the book at East West it was probably for a reason. I picked up a collection of poems by Mary Oliver and opened to a poem entitled Everything.
"I want to make poems that say right out, plainly,
what I mean, that don’t go looking for the
laces of elaboration, puffed sleeves. I want to
keep close and use often words like
heavy, heart, joy, soon, and to cherish
the question mark and her bold sister"