Integrating opposites – Pisces Full Moon 2020

Our Writing Studio met yesterday (Tuesday) just a few hours before the watery,  sensitive Full Moon in Pisces. As the last sign in the Zodiac, Pisces  offers a taste of dissolving back into the ocean of Consciousness, and  ending before the new beginning of birth. At the Full Moon, we get a  taste of the polarity of opposing signs of the Zodiac, in this case the  Sun in earthy, practical Virgo contrasting with the Moon in eternal,  transcendent Pisces.
We explored the many ways in which our culture separates: human from  Nature; body from Soul; science from magic. I shared a couple of quotes  out of a favorite book (“The Yoga of Eating” by Charles Eisenstein):
From poet William Blake as quoted in Eisenstein’s book:
“Man has no Body distinct from his Soul; for that call’d Body is a  portion of Soul discern’d by the five Senses, the chief inlets of Soul  in this age.”
And from Wendell Berry, quoted in the same book:
“The idea that we live in something called “the environment” is utterly  preposterous…..the world that environs us, that is around us, is also  within us. We are made of it; we eat, drink and breathe it; it is bone  of our bone and flesh of our flesh.”

We also explored a second portion of the ancient poem discovered in a  buried jar in Egypt. Here is a link to the full text of “Thunder,   Perfect Mind”, and a little background:

Our prompts for the short writing session were these:  

  • List all the emotions you experienced in the past day/week/month; or
  • Describe your most recent dream.

Our longer writing period began with these prompts:   

  • Tell a story of integrating opposites, going from ‘either/or’ to ‘both/and’; or
  • Take a line from “Thunder, the Perfect Mind” and use that to launch your writing.

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