On Restoring the World’s Lost Heart

Thank you for reblogging this one, Jamie! Happy Equinox and Much Love!

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Mary Magdalene with the Alabaster Jar, by Anthony Frederick Sandys. Mary Magdalene with the Alabaster Jar, by Anthony Frederick Sandys.

“In a time lacking in truth and certainty and filled with anguish and despair, no woman should be shamefaced in attempting to give back to the world, through her work, some portion of its lost heart.”

~ Louise Bogan, American Poet, and the fourth Poet Laureate to the Library of Congress (1897-1970)

Surely, if news headlines are any clue, the world has lost a good portion of its heart, and calls out for the restoration of its lost portions.

Restoring some portion of the world’s lost heart is the point of the Hero’s (or Heroine’s) Journey, or at least one of the shining facets of The Journey.

Bridge in the Woods (1885-86), by  Rafail Sergeevich-Levitsky (1847–1940). Image courtesy WikiCommons. Bridge in the Woods (1885-86), by Rafail Sergeevich-Levitsky (1847–1940). Image courtesy WikiCommons.

Those who’ve walked (or, like me, stumbled and crawled for a fair bit of) The Journey will know the truth in what Joseph Campbell…

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  1. Posted by James G on September 24, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Thanks for this one Laura. With the controversy around the newly discovered hominid in South Africa, I’ve been struggling on weather to let people know about some ancient information.

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  2. I like just referring people to books if they express interest. You can’t force someone be open to information if they don’t want their worldview blown. It’s pretty incredible all the ways people find to prevent delivery of information!

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  3. To quote an unknown Shaman. “We are all mirrors to one another. If you see that I shine, it’s because you are seeing a previously unrecognized piece of your own soul pouring forth in the mirror that I hold.”

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