Enchanted, engaged in substance

I’ve often been enamored by the subject of “time,” but mostly in its aspect of transcendence. Meanwhile, I consider the tangibility of this moment, this moment that is made of, perhaps, a mountain of moments of cultivation.

Venus and Saturn are together in Capricorn; and while I’m not waxing astrological about it, perse, in my writing, I’m deep-delving into the appreciation for all things that take time, things that cannot be transcended simply by will or ‘intention’ alone. Things that cannot be faked. Things that are evident by time.

I’m embracing what is self-evident at this time.

I’m also maintaining a strong appreciation for how time is elusive like a fish -🐠 though we have calendars, some developments appear to manifest in little to no time at all, despite time! Or that impression of time: can it be seen evenly, without illusion, linear… progressing? Less romantic but possible? How, in this spiral vision, we are both cyclical & progressing along with time.

Then, there’s this consideration and contemplation for what I value about my own process and progress through time. Perhaps the word “passage” through time is more apt for this moment. I’m enjoying reading right now. I love your blogs, books, music, art, divination. I love all the creativity on the horizon, symphonies that are resting, and will soon be awoken…

symphonies that never 😴 sleep

What is forming in your world right now? Or what is being let go of for the arrangement so that  more can “opened up to” ? Can we make room for the infinite? What is practical and possible?

i drew a manifestation map this year with a wonderful group, and its often a mystery to me which new previously Unknown friends I will connect with. I’ve enjoyed this aspect of the holidays – mysterious ingredients and messengers. There’s so much I could write about myself, but I feel like keeping a lot of it to me, for maybe that time when the words spill forth. In the meantime, I value the work that is this moment. I value myself in it, and how I can transcend me, too. I value not knowing what’s around the bend, and nurturing the possibilities… 🌀🌠💚

 

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Hope is real

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Hope is evenly
planted
in the darkness,
while cloaked seeds of light
one by one
unveil
the twinkles.
each sparkle is
a point of awareness
showing the path
through the distance,

connecting near and far,
Immediate. Present.

Hope,
it is palpable and tangible
it knows your heart better than
you do –
is raises you up to reach it;

dare it to be real – !

and it won’t disappoint you.

Ka Malana ©️2017

Enlightenment

don’t let me arrive too early
into enlightenment
for chance that it may be
incomplete
or some facade,
less than genuine.

let me speak my heart
with penetration –
gaze deeply into the abyss.

i don’t want to become a writer
who fears what the pen will
deliver, or fear anything,
really, for nothing rightly
has power over me.

Pluto transiting in my 12th house
does not make me sweat!

i’m not interested in being polished
like a diamond, or becoming too cute
and regular, to end up forgetting the forge
that burned me open again and again.

oh those sweet wounds that never heal,
make me into the endless supply.

art is my heart,
the eternal process, undying, unending!
unformed, and while ~
endlessly forgiving…

Ka Malana ©2017
Art for Art

Detachment from using the “mind” to perceive consensus

Oftentimes we are fooled into believing, from our thoughts, that we are capable of perceiving consensus reality or society. Sometimes we even believe that via polls and surveys, or quantifiable measurements from participating members of society, we are obtaining useful information about consensus reality. The thing is that our society, our marketing industry, and so forth, seems to only be able to reach the participating members: those who are vocal, decisive, etc. What about those who are reasonably silent on many issues, or haven’t contributed to the defining of issues? Maybe responders don’t perceive the time being available for responding, or maybe potential responders are still collecting more information. I think there’s a real need in our society for more people taking their time, and focusing on ‘being-ness.’ So this is not a critique. It is merely a reflection.

I do not believe that our feedback systems are perfect, or even near-perfect; and I don’t want to get roped into believing that the information available is often 1). Complete 2). obtainable 3). reproducible 4). empirically useful.

These are just some thoughts, and it is the thoughts and the transient passing of thoughts that change, as perceptions and what is observable changes.

As Mercury has gone retrograde, and though I “participate” in astrology (to a lesser extent currently) I still feel influenced by thinking in a different, perhaps more Saturnine way (likely thanks to the conjunction with Mercury at this Mercury retrograde’s actual retrograde start). I think the thought processes, and the perceptual biases must always be acknowledged and reflected upon. The thing I am most skeptical about right now, is being able to perceive a consensus society/reality. Oftentimes I detach from astrology, because it is perceived to be “all about the interpretation.” Well, I think astrology is really about the reflection and the observation, foremost.

For the rebellious among us, we often think we know which consensus norms we are transcending/defying/ignoring….

If we truly believe that we are all unique individuals, living in unity (by virtue of our obvious togetherness on the planet), can we honestly trust ourselves, that with the tools available – all the tools – we can perceive or rightly observe what is consensus? I do not think we can. I think we can estimate, and I think that we can use all our senses to get a partial, non-whole picture…

I think it’s important to acknowledge our perceptual limitations.