I am at my son Ross’s house. He and his wife Patti are at work and Evan is at his sitter’s so I have time to surf the web. This morning someone contacted me via the Creation Spirituality website (http://originalblessing.ning.com/) and suggested that since my doctoral dissertation was A Map to Living Openheartedly, my current journey would include living open heartedly and “seeing what happens…”
Yes, and No about waiting to see what happens. I read another blog that included the following by Jacqueline Herships who ended her article with the statement “I believe I am looking for teachers.” (The Little Old Lady Stays Put, blogspot.com) http://www.timegoesby.net/elderstorytelling/2011/11/wangari-muta-maathai.html.
My journey includes the intent to continue to widen paths cut by many teachers before me and looking for new teachers. Matthew Fox, one of my most important teachers, teaches we are meant to be creative beings and must choose that path if we are to change our world (http://www.creationspirituality.info/Fox.html). Robert Fritz, another on my list of teachers teaches we must acknowledge our current reality to accomplish our vision (http://www.robertfritz.com/index.php?content=principles).
One of my realities and that of my friends is living on a very limited income; Our vision is to create community to share resources.
The following article from The Nation is a fine example of moving from a place of negativity (Via Negativa) to using our creativity to transform community (Via Creativa) (http://www.thenation.com/article/164766/peoples-library-occupy-wall-street-lives).
William Scott and his fellow volunteer librarians at Occupy Wall Street join ranks with my best teachers, incorporating everything I believe about how we will transform the world we now live in to the world we desire for our children.